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Table 1 Species-specific relationships \((k_{\text{b}} = aW^{ - b} )\) between mass (W, g) and the specific rate of body temperature change (k b, min−1) where a and b are empirically derived constants

From: Quantifying the effects of sensor coatings on body temperature measurements

Species n a b Range in mass (g) Reference
Atlantic sea raven
Hemitripterus americanus
24 3.3 0.54 12–3178 [18]
Alligator snapping turtle
Macroclemys temminckii
5 25.0 0.77 700–26,000 [5]
Australian varanid lizards
Varanus spp.
12 4.6 0.39 16–4408 [38]
Sucker
Catostomus commersoni
Maxostoma macrolepidotum
229 3.7 0.57 6–1194 [39]
  1. Number of organisms used in the experiments is denoted by n