Abstract

Glaucomys volans is nocturnal, active during the winter, and has a low metabolic rate and conductance for its size. Body mass of G. volans was greater in winter than in summer, but there were no seasonal differences in basal metabolic rate or conductance. Energetic constraints may partially explain why many life-history characteristics of this species are relatively conservative compared to diurnal tree squirrels and to other mammals of similar mass.

Publication Date

11-1992

Journal Title

Journal of Mammalogy

Publisher

Oxford Journals

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2307/1382216

Scientific Contribution Number

1716

Document Type

Article

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