Table 1.

Individual morphology and locomotor data from five giant Galápagos tortoises

Duty factor (%)
IDMass (kg)Velocity (m s-1)Froude numberStride time (s)Stride length (m)ForeHind
Male 1171.30.15±0.0210.008±0.00174.3±0.460.62±0.04479.8±3.5079.6±3.93
Male 2195.70.22±0.0280.013±0.00303.5±0.330.72±0.03276.9±5.5579.1±5.58
Female 1103.30.08±0.0090.002±0.00045.0±0.460.43±0.02880.5±5.6383.5±3.13
Female 2116.60.18±0.0300.010±0.00303.1±0.310.57±0.07180.7±2.8383.0±3.41
Female 3125.40.15±0.0320.008±0.00283.4±0.360.46±0.06677.8±3.3884.3±2.35
  • Values are means ± 1 S.D.