The Zoogeography of Mammalian Basal Metabolic Rate

@article{Lovegrove2000TheZO,
  title={The Zoogeography of Mammalian Basal Metabolic Rate},
  author={Barry Gordon Lovegrove},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2000},
  volume={156},
  pages={201 - 219}
}
  • B. Lovegrove
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Zoogeographical effects on the basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 487 mammal species were analyzed using conventional and phylogenetically independent ANCOVA. Minimal BMR variance occurred at a “constrained body mass” of 358 g, whereas maximum variance occurred at the smallest and largest body masses. Significant differences in BMR were identified for similar‐sized mammals from the six terrestrial zoogeographical zones (Afrotropical, Australasian, Indomalayan, Nearctic, Neotropical, and Palearctic… 
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