Bergmann's rule


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Berg·mann's rule

 (bûrg′mənz)
n.
The principle that in wide-ranging, warm-blooded animal species, individuals living in a cold climate tend to be larger than individuals of that same species living in a warm climate.

[After Carl Bergmann (1814-1865), German biologist.]
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Heftier animals have a smaller surface area-to-volume ratio, which helps reduce heat loss - a pattern known as Bergmann's Rule.
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There is a general principle, called Bergmann's Rule, that suggests animals tend to increase their body size in colder environments," Discovery News quoted co-author Xiaoming Wang, as saying.
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have across new clues that offers new insight to Bergmann's rule that animals grow larger at high, cold latitudes than their counterparts closer to the equator.
The temperature-size rule, also known as Bergmann's rule, says that species size increases with latitude: they tend to be smaller in the tropics, and larger closer to the poles.