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Table 3.

Linear regression parameters for maximum relative running speed on body mass, of separate taxonomic groups, estimated from ordinary least-squares regression (OLS) and reduced major axis regression (RMA)

Linear regression estimates of Vmax/Lb=log a+b log(Mb)
b
Data setNaOLSRMAr2S.E.E.
Perissodactyla 200.8 -0.59** (-0.86,-0.32) -0.64** (-0.91,-0.37) 0.863 0.101 
Artiodactyla 37 65.04 -0.39*** (-0.47,-0.31) -0.46*** (-0.54,-0.37) 0.735 0.138 
Carnivora 21 32.66 -0.26*** (-0.38,-0.15) -0.36*** (-0.47,-0.24) 0.542 0.155 
Rodentia 50 17.76 -0.19*** (-0.26,-0.13) -0.29*** (-0.36,-0.23) 0.446 0.129 
Lagomorpha 37.06 -0.05 (-0.26, 0.16) -0.23* (-0.43,-0.02) 0.055 0.050 
Marsupialia 14 21.86 -0.10* (-0.19,-0.01) -0.18*** (-0.27,-0.08) 0.320 0.158 
Linear regression estimates of Vmax/Lb=log a+b log(Mb)
b
Data setNaOLSRMAr2S.E.E.
Perissodactyla 200.8 -0.59** (-0.86,-0.32) -0.64** (-0.91,-0.37) 0.863 0.101 
Artiodactyla 37 65.04 -0.39*** (-0.47,-0.31) -0.46*** (-0.54,-0.37) 0.735 0.138 
Carnivora 21 32.66 -0.26*** (-0.38,-0.15) -0.36*** (-0.47,-0.24) 0.542 0.155 
Rodentia 50 17.76 -0.19*** (-0.26,-0.13) -0.29*** (-0.36,-0.23) 0.446 0.129 
Lagomorpha 37.06 -0.05 (-0.26, 0.16) -0.23* (-0.43,-0.02) 0.055 0.050 
Marsupialia 14 21.86 -0.10* (-0.19,-0.01) -0.18*** (-0.27,-0.08) 0.320 0.158 

Values are shown as means with 95% confidence limits given in parentheses.

Values of scaling coefficient a were corrected following Sprugel(1983).

S.E.E., standard error of estimates.

*

P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001.

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