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Endo/homeothermy



Stan Friesen wrote:

> Gordon G wrote:
> 
>  > This isn't a big deal but I thought the term "endothermic" was
>  > outdated, is it now "homeothermic"? I'm not trying to be a
>  > perfectionist i'm just wondering. -t mex
> 
> There are two sets of terms, both being useful in different
> circumstances.
> 
> First there is the endothermic versus ectothermic pair.  These terms
> refer to the *mechanism* of thermal regulation.

   etc.

   For the curious, I explore all these terms in an article I wrote 
called "What is Warm-bloodedness, Anyway?"  It is available in my Journal 
of Dinosaur Paleontology at http://www.dinosauria.com