carnivora

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Carnivora body sizes and life history traits

Dataset adapted from Gittleman (1986), including 2 morphological variables (body and brain sizes), 8 life history traits variables and 4 taxonomic variables.

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Usage
data(carnivora)
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format

A data frame with 112 observations on 17 variables.

rlll{ [,1] Order factor Carnivora order [,2] SuperFamily factor Super family (Caniformia or Feliformia) [,3] Family factor Carnivora family [,4] Genus factor Carnivora genus [,5] Species factor Carnivora species [,6] FW numeric Female body weight (kg) [,7] SW numeric Average body weight of adult male and adult female (kg) [,8] FB numeric Female brain weight (g) [,9] SB numeric Average brain weight of adult male and adult female (g) [,10] LS numeric Litter size [,11] GL numeric Gestation length (days) [,12] BW numeric Birth weigth (g) [,13] WA numeric Weaning age (days) [,14] AI numeric Age of independance (days) [,15] LY numeric Longevity (months) [,16] AM numeric Age of sexual maturity (days) [,17] IB numeric Inter-birth interval (months) }

source

Gittleman, J. L. (1986) Carnivore life history patterns: allometric, phylogenetic and ecological associations. American Naturalist, 127: 744--771.

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Examples
data(carnivora);
  # This is figure 1 of Gittleman 1986:
  library(lattice)
  trellis.device(color=FALSE)
  xyplot(BW ~ FW, groups=Family, data=carnivora, auto.key=TRUE, xlog=TRUE,
      scale=list(log=TRUE), ylim=c(1, 2000))
  trellis.device(color=FALSE)
  xyplot(BW ~ FB, groups=Family, data=carnivora, auto.key=TRUE, xlog=TRUE,
      scale=list(log=TRUE), ylim=c(1, 2000))
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