The metabolic cost of turning right side up in the Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca)
Description: Article examining the the metabolic cost of self-righting in the terrestrial Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise using respirometry and kinematic video analysis and comparing this to the metabolic cost of locomotion at a moderate, easily sustainable speed. The results found that self-righting is, relatively, metabolically expensive and costs around two times the mass-specific power required to walk.
Date: January 10, 2022
Creator: Ewart, Heather E.; Tickle, Peter G.; Sellers, William I.; Lambertz, Markus; Crossley, Dane A., II & Codd, Jonathan R.
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Partner: UNT College of Science