Pterocles alchata (Pin-tailed sandgrouse):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.021
SMSE = 0.030

Zero-variate data
ab 22 22.42 (0.01908)dage at birthCram1985
tx 30 29.93 (0.002396)dtime since birth at fledgingCram1985
tR365 398.6 (0.09208)dtime since birth at 1st broodCram1985
am9654 9671 (0.001733)dlife spanguessed
Li 35 35.03 (0.0007859)cmultimate total lengthSnowPerr1998
Wwb13.8 13.94 (0.01001)gwet weight at birthLloyDurr2000
WwR309.8 308.8 (0.003141)gwet weight at 1st broodSnowPerr1998
Wwi309.8 308.9 (0.002693)gultimate wet weightSnowPerr1998
Ri0.006849 0.006863 (0.001979)#/dmaximum reprod rate Cram1985, SnowPerr1998
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.0773)time since birthwet weightLloyDurr2000
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPterocles alchataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02573cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9927-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 589.6J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/07/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/25)

accepted: 2016/11/29

refer to this entry as: AmP Pterocles alchata version 2016/11/29