Minimum size of mammalian homeotherms: role of the thermal environment

Science  09 Dec 1977:
Vol. 198, Issue 4321, pp. 1034-1035
DOI: 10.1126/science.929184


The minimum size of a mammalian homeotherm appears to be related to the animal's maximum rate of endogenous heat production, the ambient thermal environment, and the animal's ability to be a facultative homeotherm.