Time Budgets , Thermoregulation , and Maximal Locomotor Performance : Are Reptiles Olympians or Boy Scouts ? '

@inproceedings{Huey2006TimeB,
  title={Time Budgets , Thermoregulation , and Maximal Locomotor Performance : Are Reptiles Olympians or Boy Scouts ? '},
  author={Raymond B. Huey and Theodore Garland},
  year={2006}
}
SYNOPSIS. DO ectothermal vertebrates routinely make full use of their locomotor capacities in nature? We address this question by asking whether reptiles ever sprint at maximum burst speeds and whether they often move at speeds near maximum aerobically sustainable levels. Relevant data are largely anecdotal but suggest that lizards (and perhaps other vertebrate ectotherms) do not routinely perform at maximal capacities. They appear to do so only in situations that have a critical impact on… CONTINUE READING
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