endothermy


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endothermy

[′en·dō‚thər·mē]
(physiology)
The utilization of metabolic heat for thermoregulation.
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Evolution of endothermy in fish: mapping physiological traits on a molecular phylogeny.
An ecological benefit of endothermy in tunas is an expanded thermal niche, including exploitation of vertical habitat by skipjack tuna (Block, 1991; Graham and Dickson, 2001).
Their presence in a fossil animal signals endothermy, say the researchers (SN: 5/14/94, p.
However, Ricklefs and Hainsworth (1968) suggested endothermy in nestling birds is not influenced by body mass.
31 M 1:40 CRANIAL ENDOTHERMY IN THE MOONFISH (LAMPRIS GUTTATUS).
salmonids), may influence the growth rate of this species, but endothermy does not appear to be correlated with faster growth rates in lamnid sharks (Goldman, 2002).
Welcome to the blood fued over dinosaur physiology - a debate about endothermy versus ectothermy, about warmbloodedness versus cold-bloodedness.
1984) reported that nestling frugivory only becomes profitable as nestlings develop endothermy.
Endothermy is a rare trait in fishes and has been demonstrated only in tunas (Thunnini), billfishes (Xiphiidae, Istiophoridae), and lamnid sharks (Lamnidae) (Carey and Teal, 1969; Carey, 1971, 1982a; Block, 1991).