Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: BWh migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TN food: biHl
MRE = 0.068 habitat: 0iTa gender: Dtmf
SMSE = 0.071 embryo: Tt reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab244 226.8 (0.07029)dage at birthWiki
tp8213 8214 (0.0001849)dtime since birth at puberty for femaleWiki
am6.461e+04 6.459e+04 (0.0001626)dlife spanAnAge
Lb 6 7.311 (0.2185)cmcarapace length at birthWiki
Li187 153.5 (0.1791)cmultimate carapace length for femaleWiki
Wwb 50 48.31 (0.03389)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwi4.17e+05 4.472e+05 (0.07245)gultimate wet weight for femaleWiki
Ri0.04384 0.04385 (0.000244)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.03518)time since birthwet weightRitzHamm2010
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalChelonoidis nigerUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01826cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9817-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.04J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8004-growth efficiency


  • herbivores: cacti, grasses, leaves, lichens, berries, melons, oranges, and milkweed (ref: Wiki)
  • males often larger than females (ref: Wiki)
  • Juvenile tortoises eat an average of 16.7
  • Galápagos finch and mockingbirds clean insects and parasites (ref: Wiki)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/11

accepted: 2017/10/11

refer to this entry as: AmP Chelonoidis niger version 2017/10/11