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Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 127–132 | Cite as

Standard metabolic rate and thermoregulation of five species of Mongolian small mammals

  • January Weiner
  • Andrzej Górecki
Article

Summary

Oxygen consumption was measured over a range of ambient temperatures in 5 species of Mongolian small mammals:Microtus brandti, Alticola argentatus, Phodopus sungorus, Meriones unguiculatus, andOchotoma daurica (Tables 1 and 2). The measurements were made in the field, the animals being adjusted to natural environmental conditions. All the species studied coexist in the same arid steppe ecosystem. A variety of climatic adaptations was found.

Keywords

Oxygen Ambient Temperature Oxygen Consumption Human Physiology Metabolic Rate 
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Abbreviations

BMR

basal metabolic rate

Ta

ambient temperature

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Authors and Affiliations

  • January Weiner
    • 1
  • Andrzej Górecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal EcologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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