The Role of Foraging Mode in the Origin of Therapsids: Implications for the Origin of Mammalian Endothermy

@inproceedings{Hopson2012TheRO,
  title={The Role of Foraging Mode in the Origin of Therapsids: Implications for the Origin of Mammalian Endothermy},
  author={James A. Hopson},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The question of the adaptive basis for the origin of mammalian endothermy remains unresolved despite a great deal of research effort. Controversy continues over which physiological adaptations were of greatest importance in starting ectothermic nonmammalian synapsids of the Late Paleozoic on the path that culminated in modern endothermic mammals. Models of the selective basis for the origin of endothermy fall into two main categories: “thermoregulation first” and “aerobic capacity… 
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