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Energetics of the Little Penguin, Eudyptula Minor: Temperature Regulation, the Calorigenic Effect of Food, and Moulting.
Rates of oxygen consumption and means of augmenting the resultant heat production were studied in the little penguin, Eudyptula minor. Metabolic rates were lower than those predicted for a 1-kg bird,Expand
Postnatal development of the lung parenchyma in a marsupial: The Tammar wallaby
Marsupials are born at an early stage of development, and lung development from an air‐sac stage to maturity occurs in the air‐breathing environment, the pouch.
The relationship between body mass and rate of rewarming from hibernation and daily torpor in mammals.
1. Rewarming rate from torpor and body mass were inversely related in 86 mammals ranging in body mass between 2 and 8500 g. 2. Most of the mammalian taxa investigated showed a similar change ofExpand
Energetics of locomotion by the Australian water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster): a comparison of swimming and running in a semi-aquatic mammal.
  • F. Fish, R. Baudinette
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 15 February 1999
Semi-aquatic mammals occupy a precarious evolutionary position, having to function in both aquatic and terrestrial environments without specializing in locomotor performance in either environment. ToExpand
Energy cost of gliding flight in herring gulls
BY using the interplay of aerodynamic and gravitational forces, birds are known to travel considerable distances on fixed wings. The aerodynamics of this form of flight has been studied in theExpand
Do cardiorespiratory frequencies show entrainment with hopping in the tammar wallaby?
Breathing, heart and gait frequencies, tidal volume, cardiac output, and rates of oxygen consumption were measured in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii Desmarest) hopping on a treadmill. At speedsExpand
Seasonality of torpor and thermoregulation in three dasyurid marsupials
SummarySeasonal variation in the pattern of torpor and temperature regulation was investigated in the closely related arid zone dasyurid marsupialsSminthopsis crassicaudata (17 g),S. macroura (24 g),Expand
Scaling of respiratory variables and the breathing pattern in adult marsupials.
Oxygen consumption (VO2) and a number of components of the breathing pattern were measured in 14 species of non-fossorial marsupials ranging in mass from 0.008 to 30 kg. All the exponents of theExpand
Comparative locomotor performance of marsupial and placental mammals
Marsupials are often considered inferior to placental mammals in a number of physiological characters. Because locomotor performance is presumed to be an important component of fitness, we comparedExpand
Energetics of terrestrial locomotion of the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
The platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus Shaw displays specializations in its limb structure for swimming that could negatively affect its terrestrial locomotion. Platypuses walked on a treadmill atExpand