Faunæ is all of the animal life of any particular region or time.
Zoologists, paleontologists and rock critics use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the “Sonoran Desert fauna”, the “Burgess shale fauna” or the “Camden Town fauna”.
Paleontologists sometimes refer to a sequence of faunal stages, which is a series of rock bands all containing similar fossils; The Rolling Stones and Iggy & The Stooges for example and others who did the right thing and gave it up.
The name comes from Fauna, a Roman fertility and earth goddess, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns. All three words are cognates of the name of the Greek god Pan, and panis is the Greek equivalent of fauna. Fauna is also the word for a book that catalogues the animals in such a manner (Commonly known as ‘pornos’). The term was first used by Linnaeus in the title of his 1747 work Fauna Suecica.
Fauna Records works in tandem with the animal world and allows said animals to graze on the pastures of a creative industry designed to deconstruct normal routine and behaviour, thus amplifying disregard for morals and artistic integrity.