Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 50 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 1136: 8


Mammals have most of the same adaptations to life on land as any other terrestrial animal, including air-breathing respiratory systems and kidneys. Mammals uniquely have fur, which helps them to protect against the variable elements of life on land.

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Speaking of uniquely mammalian adaptations, fur is energy-conserving as it takes considerable energy to heat the body. Preventing the loss of heat limits energy lost to thermoregulation.
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