Size and power in mammals.

  title={Size and power in mammals.},
  author={A A Heusner},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  • A A Heusner
  • Published 1991 in The Journal of experimental biology
The relationship between basal metabolism P and body mass M of 391 mammalian species has been analysed by least-squares regression, robust regression and covariance analyses. This relationship is a power function: P = aMb, where the mass exponent b is 0.678 +/- 0.007 (mean +/- S.D.) and the mass coefficient a takes different values. Theory of measurement… CONTINUE READING