Table 7.

Significance test of the scaling analysis of relative lengths of forelimb segments with log-transformed body mass (ln) of quadruped mammals

Scapula Humerus Radius
NF-value*r2F-valuer2F-valuer2
Marsupialia112.4650.2152.6540.2280.2260.025
Rodentia172.3060.13327.583***0.6481.9440.115
Carnivora130.0070.0013.9200.2462.5510.175
Scandentia40.0160.0080.1150.0550.0740.036
Primates679.635**0.1260.4910.00710.926**0.140
   Cheirogaleidae41.7720.47039.283*0.9520.4620.188
   Lemuridae90.0060.00117.874***0.7196.379*0.477
   Loridae411.4590.8502.0920.5111.0980.354
   Galagonidae41.5250.4330.4110.1700.3760.158
   Callitrichidae110.2260.0250.6770.0700.1500.016
   Cebidae130.0360.0030.0190.0020.2490.022
   Cercopithecinae137.343*0.3612.9870.1872.1050.139
   Colobinae80.7040.1050.0170.0031.7990.231
  • * Significance level of F: *** P<0.001; ** P<0.01; * P<0.05