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Bergmann's Law?

Old 09-10-2009, 04:49 AM
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Default Bergmann's Law?

It states that mammals body size increases the further north you go. Stating that greater body size helps retain body temp in cold climates.

One question: Why do elephants live in Africa? Arctic fox is smaller than cape buffalo.

Just wonderin'......
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:14 AM
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It only applies to a particular species and the sub-species within its range (like whitetail deer).

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:25 PM
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The actic fox has a high ratio of body mass to surface area which is consistant with Bergman's law. But it also has short extremities which probably reduces heat loss. This is also a characteristic of native people that live in polar regions
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:00 PM
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why was the mammoth bigger than the elephant?
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:35 PM
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That's why guys like me can get by with shooting deer with a .243...Down here they are the size of poodles with backstraps the size of hotdogs...
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye View Post
That's why guys like me can get by with shooting deer with a .243...Down here they are the size of poodles with backstraps the size of hotdogs...
I shouldn't be reading these while I'm drinking coffee, lmao
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:08 AM
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It only applies to a particular species and the sub-species within its range (like whitetail deer).
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