Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/1658
Title: Natural environment and thermal behaviour of Dimetrodon limbatus
Authors: Florides, Georgios A. 
Kalogirou, Soteris A. 
Tassou, Savvas A. 
Wrobel, L. C. 
metadata.dc.contributor.other: Φλωρίδης, Γεώργιος Α.
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: Thermal modeling;Reptiles;Pelycosaurs;Dimetrodon;Eryops;Diadectes
Issue Date: Feb-2001
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology, 2001, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 15-20
Volume: 26
Issue: 1
Start page: 15
End page: 20
Journal: Journal of Thermal Biology 
Abstract: This paper examines the body temperature variation of Dimetrodon during the different seasons of the year. The effect of the sail of Dimetrodon on its body temperature is also evaluated. It is shown that the sail of pelycosaurs provided an advantage to the reptile by warming it up quicker in the morning in cold environments. This would be a benefit, allowing Dimetrodon to prey on large reptiles, above 55 kg, in the early morning while they were sluggish. From the results presented a climate similar to that of March for Cyprus could be representative of that of Permian period.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/1658
ISSN: 03064565
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4565(00)00019-X
Rights: © Elsevier
Type: Article
Affiliation : Higher Technical Institute Cyprus 
Brunel University London 
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