Setonix brachyurus (Quokka):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  stx  

MRE = 0.117
SMSE = 0.152

Zero-variate data
tg 29 29 (9.505e-05)dgestation timeTynd1973
tx186 203.1 (0.09175)dtime since birth at weaningTynd1973
tp220 271 (0.2317)dtime since birth at puberty Russ1982, AnAge
am5037 5037 (2.892e-05)dlife spanWeigJone2005
Wwb0.404 0.3991 (0.01219)gwet weight at birth Bart1956, Russ1982, AnAge
Wwx726 694.4 (0.04358)gwet weight at weaningHaysTien1993
Wwp1332 1187 (0.1088)gwet weight at pubertyTynd1973
Wwi5000 5576 (0.1152)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.003836 0.003834 (0.0003179)#/dmaximum reprod rateHindPool1990
pL3.989e+04 4.001e+04 (0.003044)J/daverage yearly milk productionCorkDove1989
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.6762)time since birthwet weightTynd1973
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSetonix brachyurusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03761cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8767-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 34.18J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8015-growth efficiency
t_0 0 21.32dtime at start development


  • 90 percent of milk production originates from upregulation


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  • [AnAge]
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  • [Tynd1973] H. Tyndale-Biscoe. Life of marsupials. E. Arnold, London, 1973.
  • [WeigJone2005] R. Weigl and M. L. Jones. Longevity of mammals in captivity: from the living collections of the world: a list of mammalian longevity in captivity, volume 48 of Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe. E. Schweizerbartsche., 2005.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Jessica Ridenour, 2013/06/11 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/18)

accepted: 2016/10/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Setonix brachyurus version 2016/10/18