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Re: Terramegathermy: Table 2, Refs, Definitions
Until I figure out how to use Babylon, this list is useful. Hope separating
this from the rest of a long post helps at least some people here.
Bradyaerobic: Bradyaerobes have low rates of active oxygen consumption (the
Bradymetabolic: Rates of oxygen consumption are low under resting conditions
(the reptilian condition).
Ectothermic: In ectotherms the majority of body heat is acquired from the
environment. These have LoMRs (reptilian condition).
Endothermic: In endotherms the majority of body heat is generated
internally. Most examples have HiMRs (avian-mammalian condition), but LoMR
giants like leatherback turtles can conserve enough body heat to be
endothermic (McNab, 1983; Spotila et al., 1991).
Hyperanaerobic: The very high levels of anaerobic power generated by the
muscles of many reptiles.
Tachyaerobic: Tachyaerobes have high rates of active oxygen consumption (the
avian-mammalian condition) [and either have a tracheal system like insects
or leaky cell membranes].
Tachymetabolic: Rates of oxygen consumption are high under resting
conditions (the avian-mammalian condition)."
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