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Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys adjust their diet to match the elevated cost of thermoregulation – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys Rhinopithecus roxellana live in high altitude temperate forests, where winter temperatures commonly drop below 0°C, and approximately 50 cm of snow covers the ground for several weeks in the winter. These cold periods impose significant thermoregulatory energetic challenges for these animals. To better understand the adaptations that enable these monkeys to live and …