Allometry of diving capacities: ectothermy vs. endothermy.

  title={Allometry of diving capacities: ectothermy vs. endothermy.},
  author={François Brischoux and Xavier Bonnet and Timoth{\'e}e R Cook and Richard Shine},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  volume={21 1},
Body mass positively influences diving capacities in air-breathing vertebrates and has been identified as a key determinant for the evolution of diving. Our review on the relationship between body mass and dive duration (a major parameter of dive performances) encompassed for the first time a wide diversity of air-breathing vertebrates. We included a substantial number of nonavian and nonmammalian diving species belonging to various independent lineages (sea snakes, iguana, turtles and… CONTINUE READING