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Sticking to the speed limits

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 1pages10581059 (2017) | Download Citation

Across land, air and water, larger animals are generally faster, but only up to a certain point. A new study provides a unifying explanation for why this might be so.

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    • Christofer J. Clemente
  2. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, QLD, 4011, Australia

    • Peter J. Bishop

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