THEME AND VARIATIONS: HETEROTHERMY IN MAMMALS Theme and Variations: Heterothermy in Mammals


Heterothermy in mammals, that is, daily torpor and hibernation, is used by a phylogenetically diverse group of species. Although the phenotype is remarkably variable both within (Wilz and Heldmaier 2000; Gur et al. 2009; Russell et al. 2010; Rojas et al. 2014) and among species (Geiser and Ruf 1995), it is uniformly considered to be an adaptation for… (More)