Torpor on Demand: Heterothermy in the Non-Lemur Primate Galago moholi

@inproceedings{Nowack2010TorporOD,
  title={Torpor on Demand: Heterothermy in the Non-Lemur Primate Galago moholi},
  author={Julia Nowack and Nomakwezi Mzilikazi and Kathrin H. Dausmann},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Hibernation and daily torpor are energy- and water-saving adaptations employed to survive unfavourable periods mostly in temperate and arctic environments, but also in tropical and arid climates. Heterothermy has been found in a number of mammalian orders, but within the primates so far it seems to be restricted to one family of Malagasy lemurs. As currently there is no evidence of heterothermy of a primate outside of Madagascar, the aim of our study was to investigate whether small… CONTINUE READING
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