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Evaporative water loss in seven species of fossorial rodents: Does effect of degree of fossoriality and sociality exist?
(Pergamon - Elsevier Science, Ltd., 2020)
In terrestrial endotherms, evaporation is a significant mechanism of water loss in hot environments. Although water is passively lost by evaporation, individuals can regulate it at different levels. Inhabiting a relatively ...
The giant that makes do with little: small and easy-to-leave home ranges found in the giant root-rat
Mammalian space-use patterns are largely determined by the resources utilized as well as by given habitat characteristics, as can be illustrated by rodents displaying predominantly subterranean activity. These rodents are ...
The effect of elevation on haematocrit in Ethiopian rodents
(Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, 2020)
Key adaptations enabling mammals to cope with oxygen deficiency at high elevations relate to oxygen transfer into the blood. Among others, the efficiency of this mechanism depends on haematocrit (Hct, the volumetric fraction ...