mesotherm

mesotherm

[′mez·ə‚thərm]
(ecology)
A plant that grows successfully at moderate temperatures.
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The terms megathermal (>24 [degrees]C), mesotherm (>14 [degrees]C,
These animals, called mesotherms, eat more than cold-blooded fish and reptiles do, but they don't stick tightly to a set body temperature like warm-blooded birds and mammals.
Caption: In between Plotting dinosaur growth rates against growth and metabolic rates for 353 animals places dinosaurs among the mesotherms, a group that falls between mammals and most reptiles in terms of energy use.