fauna, designated after the Roman goddess fauna,designates the whole of the animal species in an area. This is seized frequently in table or list format (Faunistik =Faunenlehre; Science of the fauna). An alternative, colloquial designation is animal world (in the scientific linguistic usage becoming outdated).

There frequentlynot the entire fauna of an area is examined, but only certain systematic groups, one speaks Entomofauna (

the correspondence of the fauna in the Pflanzenreich is the Flora.

The term is also used rarely to designate over the animal world as a whole or with systematic representations of the animal world.

Wiktionary: Fauna - word origin, synonyms and translations
Wiktionary: Animal world - word origin,Synonymous one and translations

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