heterothermic

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Related to Heterothermy: Homeothermy, homeotherm
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Adj.1.heterothermic - of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
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According to previous study about ancestors of bats heterothermy (hibernation and daily torpor) is the ancestral states of bats (Jones et al.
Notably, the use of body heterothermy by gazelles resulted in heat storage of 109.65 and 31.92 kJ/day/animal in summer and winter, respectively.
Jessen et al., "Adaptive heterothermy and selective brain cooling in arid-zone mammals," Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology--B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, vol.