Metabolism of leatherback turtles, gigantothermy, and thermoregulation of dinosaurs

@article{Paladino1990MetabolismOL,
  title={Metabolism of leatherback turtles, gigantothermy, and thermoregulation of dinosaurs},
  author={F. Paladino and M. O’connor and J. Spotila},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={344},
  pages={858-860}
}
LEATHERBACKS (Dermochelys coriacea) are among the largest living reptiles (>900 kg)1, 2 and range from the tropics to north of the Arctic Circle3, 4. They maintain elevated body temperatures (25.5 °C) in cold seawater (7.5 °C)5, 6 and heat up on land7. Metabolic and thermoregulatory mechanisms of leatherbacks have important implications for considerations of size and function in animal biology8–10 and for speculation on the endothermic capacities of dinosaurs11–18. Here we report that metabolic… Expand
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