Laboratory Metabolism and Evaporative Water Loss of the Aardwolf, Proteles cristatus

  title={Laboratory Metabolism and Evaporative Water Loss of the Aardwolf, Proteles cristatus},
  author={M. D. Anderson and P. Richardson and J. Williams},
  journal={Physiological Zoology},
  pages={464 - 469}
  • M. D. Anderson, P. Richardson, J. Williams
  • Published 1997
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Physiological Zoology
  • We examined oxygen consumption and total evaporative water loss of aardwolves (Proteles cristatus) at temperatures within and below their thermal neutral zone during both summer and winter. During summer (December), body masses of aardwolves averaged 8.1 ± 0.7 kg (± 1 standard deviation). Within their thermal neutral zone, oxygen consumption was 2,194 ± 443 mL O2 h−1, or 1,058 kJ d−1. The relationship between oxygen consumption (VO2, mL O2 hT1) and ambient temperature (Ta, °C) below the lower… CONTINUE READING
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