Struthio camelus (Common ostrich):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.007
SMSE = 0.010

Zero-variate data
ab40.5 40.58 (0.001895)dage at birthSnowPerr1998
tx135 135.4 (0.003048)dtime since birth at fledgingARKive
tR1095 1056 (0.03555)dtime since birth at 1st broodCramSimmo1977
am1.825e+04 1.817e+04 (0.00414)dlife spanTacuCrai2013
LR212.5 212.4 (0.0006245)cmtotal length at 1st broodSnowPerr1998
Li212.5 212.6 (0.0006034)cmultimate total lengthSnowPerr1998
Wwb816 814.2 (0.002161)gwet weight at birthZoccGuo2004
WwR1.3e+05 1.302e+05 (0.001401)gwet weight at 1st broodSnowPerr1998
Wwi1.3e+05 1.307e+05 (0.005096)gultimate wet weightSnowPerr1998
Ri0.01644 0.01637 (0.004089)#/dmaximum reprod rate CramSimm1977, SnowPerr1998
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.02354)time since birthwet weightSale2002
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalStruthio camelusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.2871cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9224-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 37.28J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8015-growth efficiency


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  • [SnowPerr1998] D. W. Snow and C. M. Perrins. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Concise Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.
  • [TacuCrai2013] R. Tacutu, T. Craig, A. Budovsky, D. Wuttke, G. Lehmann, D. Taranukha, J. Costa, V. E. Fraifeld, and J. P. de Magalhães. Human ageing genomic resources: Integrated databases and tools for the biology and genetics of ageing. Nucleic Acids Research, 41:D1027--D1033, 2013.
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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/07/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/23)

accepted: 2016/11/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Struthio camelus version 2016/11/23