Field and laboratory studies of water metabolism in Sminthopsis crassicaudata (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae).

@inproceedings{Morton1980FieldAL,
  title={Field and laboratory studies of water metabolism in Sminthopsis crassicaudata (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae).},
  author={Sr Morton},
  year={1980}
}
S. crassicaudata is a small insectivorous marsupial which inhabits xeric to mesic habitats in southern Australia. Field and laboratory studies of the water metabolism of this species were carried out to determine the extent to which physiological adaptations contribute to its ability to inhabit arid environments. S. crassicaudata can subsist without drinking water when fed a diet of insects; this independence is made possible primarily by the high water content of the food, and not by… CONTINUE READING

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