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Homework Help: List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Squirrel Monkey, Snow Leopard +more)

  1. Sep 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Squirrel Monkey)
    List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Snow Leopard)
    List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Lizard - Bearded Dragon)
    List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Bilby)
    List the adaptations for thermoregulation (Spinifex hopping mouse)


    2. Relevant equations
    Thermo = Heat, temperature
    regulation = control
    Structural, Physiological, Behavioural.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Structural for bearded dragon is claws for climbing up trees to find safe basking areas. Can't seem to find anything else for the other mammals as well..
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 3, 2010 #2
    You may want to think along the lines of what covers their body, the types of tissues that lie directly beneath the skin, the body surface area compared to the body volume. Consider things like whether the animal is warm or cold blooded, respiration rate, behaviors such as panting, swimming, shivering, etc. Can't really say anything more specific than that. Research in detail the types of environments these creatures live in and think about how biological systems have evolved to cope with temperature extremes.
     
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