Minimum size of mammalian homeotherms: role of the thermal environment

TitleMinimum size of mammalian homeotherms: role of the thermal environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsC. Tracy R
JournalScience
Volume198
Pagination1034-1035
KeywordsTHERMAL
Abstract

The minimum size of a mammalian homeotherm appears to be related to the animal's maximum rate of endogenous heat production, the ambient thermal environment, and the animal's ability to be a facultative homeotherm.