Artículo de revista
Basal rate of metabolism and temperature regulation of two desert herbivorous octodontid rodents: Octomys mimax and Tympanoctomys barrerae
Oecologia, Volumen 84, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 567-570
Contreras, Luis C.
We studied the energetics of two herbivorous desert rodents from South America. The two species had slightly lower basal metabolic rates, lower thermal conductances, and higher temperature differentials than those expected from their body mass. Mass-independent basal rates of metabolism were higher than those reported for seed-eating desert rodents from North America. Our observations support the hypothesis that desert rodents that eat foods with high water content have higher mass-independent metabolic rates than seed-eating desert rodents. © 1990 Springer-Verlag.