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Stable isotopes and the metabolism of the European cave bear

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January 1998

Abstract

Isotopic analyses of fossil bones of the extinct European cave bear indicate that this animal was a hibernator with the same unusual metabolic processes as some modern bear species. This finding provides useful biological and archaeological information on an extinct species, and the methods themselves may prove generally useful in studies of the metabolisms of modern bears, other hibernators, and perhaps of starving animals.

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Oecologia, Vol. 116 (1998).

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Carbon Isotopes, Nitrogen Isotopes, Cave Bears, Hibernation

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Carbon Isotopes; Nitrogen Isotopes; Cave Bears; Hibernation

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SFS0071294_00001

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