Reptilian Thermoregulation: Evaluation of Field Studies

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Science  06 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3645, pp. 784-785
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3645.784


Inanimate objects may exhibit distributions of temperature similar to those of reptiles in the field. The uncontrolled field methods of collecting body temperatures of reptiles have resulted in the accumulation of much inconclusive data. A return to more comprehensive study is called for.