Blood oxygen transport and organ weights of small bats and small non-flying mammals.

@article{Jrgens1981BloodOT,
  title={Blood oxygen transport and organ weights of small bats and small non-flying mammals.},
  author={Klaus D. J{\"u}rgens and Heinz Bartels and Rainer Bartels},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={243-60}
}
Blood oxygen transport properties and organ weights of five bat species in the weight range between 4.8 and 150 g have been investigated and compared to four similar-size non-flying mammals. In addition allometric organ weight-body weight relations have been compiled for both groups. All bats had higher relative heart weights than the terrestrial mammals. In both groups the relative heart weight increased with decreasing body weight. In bats hemoglobin concentrations (18.2--24.4 g Hb/dl… CONTINUE READING