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Case, Ted J
Thermoregulation and evaporative cooling in the Chuckwalla, Sauromalus obesus
Copeia
1972
Journal Article
1972
1
145-150
Sauromalus obesus
At an ambient temperature of 47.0° C Sauromalus obesus can maintain its body temperature 4.0° C lower for periods of at least three hours. Such thermoregulation under heat stress is accomplished by evaporative cooling. The magnitude of thermoregulatory response and of water loss appears to vary seasonally: animals captured in the spring are far more effective thermoregulators than animals captured in the fall.
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