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Natural environment and thermal behaviour of Dimetrodon limbatus.
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PMID:  11070340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This paper examines the body temperature variation of Dimetrodon during the different seasons of the year. The effect of the sail of Dimetrodon on its body temperature is also evaluated. It is shown that the sail of pelycosaurs provided an advantage to the reptile by warming it up quicker in the morning in cold environments. This would be a benefit, allowing Dimetrodon to prey on large reptiles, above 55kg, in the early morning while they were sluggish. From the results presented a climate similar to that of March for Cyprus could be representative of that of Permian period.
Florides; Kalogirou; Tassou; Wrobel
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Title:  Journal of thermal biology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0306-4565     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Therm. Biol.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
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Created Date:  2000-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7600115     Medline TA:  J Therm Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  15-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Mechanical Engineering Department, Higher Technical Institute, P.O. Box 20423, 2152, Nicosia, Cyprus
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