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.
Gondwanan mesotherms and cosmopolitan eurytherms: effects of temperature on the development and survival of Australian Chironomidae (Diptera) from tropical and temperate populations.