Some like it cold: summer torpor by freetail bats in the Australian arid zone

  title={Some like it cold: summer torpor by freetail bats in the Australian arid zone},
  author={Artiom Bondarenco and Gerhard K{\"o}rtner and Fritz Geiser},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Bats are among the most successful groups of Australian arid-zone mammals and, therefore, must cope with pronounced seasonal fluctuations in ambient temperature (Ta), food availability and unpredictable weather patterns. As knowledge about the energy conserving strategies in desert bats is scant, we used temperature-telemetry to quantify the thermal physiology of tree-roosting inland freetail bats (Mormopterus species 3, 8.5 g, n = 8) at Sturt National Park over two summers (2010–2012), when Ta… 
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