Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 241–249

Energetics and Thermoregulation in Chiroptera

  • A. F. Davydov

DOI: 10.1023/B:JOEY.0000042626.18724.9d

Cite this article as:
Davydov, A.F. Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology (2004) 40: 241. doi:10.1023/B:JOEY.0000042626.18724.9d


This review deals with analysis of current experimental data obtained predominantly by foreign authors on energetics and thermoregulation in many species of the Chiroptera order in connection with their circadian and seasonal hypometabolism due to the habitation temperature conditions, type of nutrition, reproduction, and flying activity.

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© MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica” 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Davydov
    • 1
  1. 1.Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and BiochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia