Total Energy Expenditure and Body Composition in Two Free-Living Sympatric Lemurs

@article{Simmen2010TotalEE,
  title={Total Energy Expenditure and Body Composition in Two Free-Living Sympatric Lemurs},
  author={B. Simmen and F. Bayart and H. Rasamimanana and A. Zahariev and S. Blanc and P. Pasquet},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
  • B. Simmen, F. Bayart, +3 authors P. Pasquet
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Background Evolutionary theories that account for the unusual socio-ecological traits and life history features of group-living prosimians, compared with other primates, predict behavioral and physiological mechanisms to conserve energy. Low energy output and possible fattening mechanisms are expected, as either an adaptive response to drastic seasonal fluctuations of food supplies in Madagascar, or persisting traits from previously nocturnal hypometabolic ancestors. Free ranging ring-tailed… CONTINUE READING
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