Monday, September 20


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Mammals are bigger as a result of cities | Digital Trends Spanish

New research shows that urbanization is causing many species of mammals to increase in size, likely due to the availability of food in crowded places. Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History discovered an unexpected pattern after analyzing nearly 140,000 measurements of body length and mass from more than 100 species of mammals that inhabit North America over 80 years. According to the results of the study, the mammals that live in the city are longer and larger than those that live in the countryside. "In theory, animals in cities should get smaller and smaller due to the effects of the heat island, but we have not found evidence that this occurs in mammals," explains lead study author Maggie Hantak, a researcher. from the Florida Museum. "This work is a good argument for ...