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Re: surface/volume ratio and water loss in smallest amniotes
2010/2/10 Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I wonder how much water is lost through surface evaporation, and how much is
> via respiration?
> They apparently have a very high respiration rate (250 breaths per minute!).
True, and here the surface/volume relationship would also hold for the
lungs. Unless the lungs have a relatively lesser gas interchange
surface area when compared with the total ectodermal and endodermal
surface area of the body.