What are endothermic vertebrates?

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Aug 16, 2016

Members of Class Aves and Class Mammalia that is birds and mammals are endothermic animals/vertebrates. These organisms are able to maintain a steady body temperature.


Endotherms are also called warm blooded organisms as their body temperature will not fluctuate with seasonal temperature changes. Thus all endotherms are also homoeothermic. Their metabolic rate is high and metabolism is well regulated so that they generate more heat when environment becomes cold.

They are also able to conserve heat and prevent over heating. Maintenance of a constant warm temperature is favorable for internal enzymatic reactions.