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dc.contributor.authorWacker, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorMcAllan, Bronwyn Men
dc.contributor.authorKoertner, Gerharden
dc.contributor.authorGeiser, Fritzen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-14T10:13:00Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationThe Science of Nature: nautrwissenschaften, 103(7-8), p. 1-9en
dc.identifier.issn0028-1042en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19994en
dc.description.abstractMammalian fur often shows agouti banding with a proximal dark band near the skin and a lighter distal band. We examined the function of both bands in relation to camouflage, thermal properties of pelts, and thermal energetics of dunnarts ('Sminthopsis crassicaudata'), which are known to use torpor and basking. Although the distal band of dunnart fur darkened with increasing latitude, which is important for camouflage, it did not affect the thermal properties and the length of the dark band and total hair length were not correlated. In contrast, the length of the proximal dark band of preserved pelts exposed to sunlight was positively correlated (r² = 0.59) with the temperature underneath the pelt (Tpelt). All dunnarts offered radiant heat basked by exposing the dark band of the hair during both rest and torpor. Basking dunnarts with longer dark bands had lower resting metabolism (r² = 0.69), warmed faster from torpor (r² = 0.77), required less energy to do so (r² = 0.32), and reached a higher subcutaneous temperature (Tsub) at the end of rewarming (r² = 0.75). We provide the first experimental evidence on the possible dual function of the color banding of mammalian fur. The distal colored band appears to be important for camouflage, whereas the length of the dark proximal hair band facilitates heat gain for energy conservation and allows animals to rewarm quickly and economically from torpor.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofThe Science of Nature: nautrwissenschaftenen
dc.titleThe functional requirements of mammalian hair: a compromise between crypsis and thermoregulation?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00114-016-1376-xen
dc.subject.keywordsAnimal Physiological Ecologyen
dc.subject.keywordsZoologyen
local.contributor.firstnameChrisen
local.contributor.firstnameBronwyn Men
local.contributor.firstnameGerharden
local.contributor.firstnameFritzen
local.subject.for2008060806 Animal Physiological Ecologyen
local.subject.for2008060899 Zoology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailcwacker@myune.edu.auen
local.profile.emailgkoertne@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailfgeiser@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.publisher.placeGermanyen
local.identifier.runningnumber53en
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage9en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume103en
local.identifier.issue7-8en
local.title.subtitlea compromise between crypsis and thermoregulation?en
local.contributor.lastnameWackeren
local.contributor.lastnameMcAllanen
local.contributor.lastnameKoertneren
local.contributor.lastnameGeiseren
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local.title.maintitleThe functional requirements of mammalian hairen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorWacker, Chrisen
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