Egernia striolata (Tree Skink):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.204
SMSE = 0.239

Zero-variate data
ab 90 85.16 (0.05382)dage at birth Kear2017
ap833.1 509.1 (0.389)dage at pubertyKear2017
am9125 4875 (0.4658)dlife spanChap2003
Lb5.173 4.804 (0.07126)cmtotal length at birthKear2017
Lp 10 9.82 (0.01799)cmtotal length at pubertyBull2004
Li12.1 12.96 (0.07079)cmultimate total lengthKear2017
Wwb3.028 3.134 (0.03498)gwet weight at birthKear2017
Wwp26.96 26.77 (0.007212)gwet weight at pubertyKear2017
Wwi46.46 61.48 (0.3233)gultimate wet weightKear2017
Ri0.01096 0.01012 (0.07617)#/dmaximum reprod rateBull2004
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
TO see Fig. 1 (1.122)temperatureO2 consumption rateKear2017
tW see Fig. 2 (0.08546)ageweightKear2017
tL see Fig. 3 (0.0534)agelengthKear2017
LW see Fig. 4 (0.07961)snout vent lengthwet weightKear2017
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalEgernia striolataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01627cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6523-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 26.73J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8159-growth efficiency


  • The T_A is estimated outside of this fitting procedure in a general study of Egernia-group lizards


  • [Wiki]
  • [Bull2004] M. Bull, C. M. & Bonnett. Egernia striolata (tree skink) reproduction. Herpetological Review, page 389, 2004.
  • [Chap2003] D. G. Chapple. Ecology, life-history, and behavior in the Australian scincid genus Egernia, with comments on the evolution of complex sociality in lizards. Herpetological Monographs, 17:145--180, 2003.
  • [Fyfe2008] G. Fyfe. Skinks family scincidae. In M. Swan, editor, Keeping and Breeding Australian Lizards, pages 259--388. Mike Swan Herp. Books, Lilydale Victoria, 2008.
  • [Kear2017] M. R. Kearney, R. Aguilar, L. Alton, C. Bywater, E. Pirtle, and C. White. Egernia life history paper. in prep.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Michael Kearney, Elia Pirtle, 2017/06/01

accepted: 2017/06/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Egernia striolata version 2017/06/01