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Behavioral and Physiological Thermoregulation of Crocodilians
Crocodilians, like other reptiles, regulate their body temperatures by a combination of behavioral and physiological mechanisms. Behaviorally, they seek warm surface water or bask when cool and avoidExpand
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Heating and Cooling Rates of the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
  • E. N. Smith
  • Chemistry
  • Physiological Zoology
  • 1 January 1976
American alligators of both sexes ranging in weight from 0.60 to 7.64 kg were heated from 15 to 35 C and cooled from 35 to 15 C in air (300 cm/s air flow) and water. Under all conditions the heatingExpand
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Thermoregulation in crocodilians - III. Thermal preferenda, voluntary maxima, and heating and cooling rates in the American alligator, Alligator mississipiensis
Grouped data for head and body mean-preferred temperature were 31.° C (range 28.9° -35.9° C) and 32.0° C (range 29.9° -35.6° C) respectively, and the differences were not significant. Grouped dataExpand
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Bradycardia in a Free Ranging American Alligator
Telemetric heart rate measurement of a free ranging alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, indicates that submergence does not necessarily result in bradycardia. Pronounced bradycardia, typicallyExpand
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Thermoregulation of the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Despite the substantial literature concerning behavioral and physiological thermoregulation of reptiles, the crocodilians have received little attention. Aside from the study by Colbert, Cowles, andExpand
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Thermoregulation and Evaporative Water Loss of Green Sea Turtles, Chelonia mydas
Twelve green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas (57 g-8.6 kg), were heated and cooled in air and water (15?C -? 35?C - 15?C). All live turtles heated faster than they cooled. Thermal time constants (7) wereExpand
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Multichannel subcarrier ECG, respiration, and temperature biotelemetry system.
A three-channel biotelemetry system measuring ECG, respiration, and body temperature is described. The transmitter employs a 6-kHz subcarrier oscillator and is small enough for surgical implantationExpand
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Oxygen Consumption, Ventilation, and Oxygen Pulse of the American Alligator during Heating and Cooling
Respiratory measurements of nine American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis (1.5-8.78 kg, mean 3.80), during heating and cooling are reported. The animals were cooled to 15 C for 24 h, thenExpand
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Multichannel temperature and heart rate radio-telemetry transmitter.
  • E. N. Smith
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of applied physiology
  • 1 February 1974
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