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Table 2.

Scaling relationships of morphological variables with mass


Dependent variable

Slope

y intercept

r2
Snout—vent length (cm) 0.316±0.005 1.531±0.006 0.99 
Femur length (cm) 0.304±0.009 1.018±0.012 0.94 
Tibia length(cm)* 0.325±0.008 0.980±0.010 0.96 
Foot length (cm) 0.277±0.006 1.243±0.008 0.97 
Total leg length (cm) 0.298±0.006 1.572±0.008 0.97 

Dependent variable

Slope

y intercept

r2
Snout—vent length (cm) 0.316±0.005 1.531±0.006 0.99 
Femur length (cm) 0.304±0.009 1.018±0.012 0.94 
Tibia length(cm)* 0.325±0.008 0.980±0.010 0.96 
Foot length (cm) 0.277±0.006 1.243±0.008 0.97 
Total leg length (cm) 0.298±0.006 1.572±0.008 0.97 

All variables log10-transformed.

P<0.0001 for the slopes of all regressions.

Values are means ± S.E.M. (N=72).

*

Indicates isometric scaling. All others are negatively allometric

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