Kent - January 13, 2024


In zoology, megafauna (from Greek μέγας megas “large” and Neo-Latin fauna “animal life”) are large animals. The most common thresholds to be a megafauna are weighing over 46 kilograms (100 lb)[1][2][3] (i.e., having a mass comparable to or larger than a human) or weighing over a tonne, 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)[1][4][5] (i.e., having a mass comparable to or larger than an ox). The first of these include many species not popularly thought of as overly large, and being the only few large animals left in a given range/area, such as white-tailed deer, Thomson’s gazelle, and red kangaroo.

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