Some animals are warm-blooded, while others are cold-blooded. What sets them apart, and what advantages does each kind have over the other?
Animal Body Types - Basics
“Endotherms are animals that primarily produces its own heat.
Ectotherms are animals that primarily gains heat through the environment.”
Dinosaurs neither warm-blooded nor cold-blooded
“Dinosaurs were neither sluggish like lizards nor high-energy like mammals, but something in between, a study suggests.”
What Is a Cold Blooded Animal?
“A cold blooded animal, or ectotherm, is one that does not have an internal mechanism for regulating its body temperature.”
What Is the Difference between Warm-Blooded and Cold-Blooded Animals?
“The terms "cold-blooded" and "warm-blooded" are misleading because cold-blooded animals' blood is not necessarily cold, it just varies based on the temperature of the environment.”
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