Macropus eugenii (Tammar wallaby):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  stx  

MRE = 0.105
SMSE = 0.122

Zero-variate data
ab 28 28.14 (0.005)dage at birthHindPool1990
tx255 211.8 (0.1696)dtime since birth at weaningMurpSmit1970
tp335.5 325.4 (0.03014)dtime since birth at pubertyHindPool1990
am5512 5533 (0.003859)dlife spanAnAge
Lb0.6 0.4791 (0.2016)cmhead length at birthMurpSmit1970
Lx 8 8.003 (0.0004282)cmhead length at weaningMurpSmit1970
Lp8.8 9.346 (0.06207)cmhead length st pubertyMurpSmit1970
Li9.1 10.59 (0.164)cmultimate head lengthMurpSmit1970
Wwb0.37 0.3853 (0.04124)gwet weight at birth TyndRenf1987, HindPool1990
Wwx1580 1797 (0.137)gwet weight at weaningMurpSmit1970
Wwp2700 2861 (0.05961)gwet weight at pubertyMurpSmit1970
Wwi5000 4164 (0.1671)gultimate wet weightMurpSmit1970
Ri0.00274 0.002745 (0.001776)#/dmaximum reprod rateHindPool1990
pL2.849e+04 2.915e+04 (0.02303)J/daverage yearly milk productionCorkDove1989
pX1.915e+06 1.771e+06 (0.075)J/dfood intakeFrap2008
pP5.166e+05 6.154e+05 (0.1912)J/dfaeces productionFrap2008
pA1.133e+06 6.572e+05 (0.42)J/dassimilationFrap2008
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.08069)time since birthhead lengthMurpSmit1970
WJO see Fig. 2 (0.1536)wet weightO2 consumptionFrap2008
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMacropus eugeniiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1295cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8883-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 48.15J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0023161/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7955-growth efficiency
t_0 0 25.44dtime at start development


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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Jessica Ridenour, 2011/07/07 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Macropus eugenii version 2016/11/14