Homeothermic Animals

Homeothermic Animals

 

animals with a constant, persistent body temperature that is almost independent of the temperature of the environment. Birds and mammals are homeothermic. Characteristic features of homeothermic animals are mechanisms for chemical thermoregulation (regulation of heat production in the organism) and physical thermoregulation (regulation of heat loss to the environment).

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Homeothermic animals develop adaptive modifications to cope with Ta fluctuations that include adjustments in metabolism, insulation, and behavior [16].
According to the fecal coliform definition, the bacteria in the feces of homeothermic animals can also be found in the soil, plants or other environments not directly contaminated by fecal matter (CONAMA, 2005).
In general mammals are endothermic, homeothermic animals that are hair covered, and feed their young with milk produced by the female's mammary glands.
Some homeothermic animals group when it is cold in order to reduce heat loss and avoid predators while foraging (Pulliam et al.
Body size, physiological time and longevity of homeothermic animals.