Table 4.

Least-squares regression parameters of the scaling equations for log10-transformed values of species means of lengths (cm) and masses (kg)

Dependent variableIndependent variableSlope ± 95% CLIntercept ± 95% CLNr2P
log IGDlog Mass0.238±0.0811.445±0.12690.87<0.001
log FLLlog Mass0.249±0.0961.310±0.14990.84<0.001
log HLLlog Mass0.231±0.1071.440±0.16690.790.001
log Masslog IGD3.663±1.250-5.110±2.24490.87<0.001
log FLLlog IGD1.059±0.093-0.107±0.02490.99<0.001
log HLLlog IGD1.001±0.182-0.015±0.04690.96<0.001
  • FLL, forelimb length; HLL, hindlimb length; IGD, intergirdle distance.