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Gigantothermy (sometimes called ectothermic homeothermy) is a phenomenon with significance in biology and paleontology, whereby large, bulky ectothermic animals are more easily able to maintain a constant, relatively high body temperature than smaller animals by virtue of their smaller surface area to volume ratio. A bigger animal has proportionately less of its body close to the outside environment than a smaller animal of otherwise similar shape, and so it gains heat from, or loses heat to, the environment much more slowly.
Effects on behaviorEdit
- ↑ http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/theses/available/etd-12312003-115912/unrestricted/etd.pdf
- ↑ Gigantothermy. Bio.davidson.edu. URL accessed on 2011-12-21.
Thermoregulation in animals
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