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Re: CROCODYLOMORPH ENDOTHERMY



>
>My point, though, was that even if a crocodile is warmed up to the body
>temperature of a mammal, its metabolism will still not be as high as that
>of the mammal.  Correct?
>

In large crocs (over about 700kg) when caught, they struggle so much that
they often die from toxic levels of accumulated lactic acid. In this sence,
it is debatable if a croc could obtain or sustain a high level of metabolic
activity.

Cheers, Paul

pwillis@ozemail.com.au