Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: BS, Df migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.3 ecozone: THp food: biH class: Reptilia
MRE = 0.024 habitat: 0iTi, 0iTh gender: Dg order:
SMSE = 0.033 embryo: Ts reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
tp4745 4907 (0.03415)dtime since birth at pubertyGrieKlei2013
am7300 7298 (0.0002723)dlife spanGrieKlei2013
Wwb1000 1003 (0.002569)gwet weight at birthGrieKlei2013
Wwi2e+06 2.039e+06 (0.01936)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.08219 0.08223 (0.0004707)#/dmaximum reprod rateLearning
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.08996)time since birthwet weightGrieKlei2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPlateosaurus engelhardtiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02156cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8547-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 27.87J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0014171/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8008-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.3985-maintenance ratio


  • Extinct, lived 214 till 204 Ma ago (ref: Wiki)


  • Several data are very speculative, such as T, Wwb, Ri
  • Neonate growth is possibly retarted by lower body temperature
  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


  • [Wiki]
  • [GrieKlei2013] E. M. Griebeler, N. Klein, and P. M. Sander. Aging, maturation and growth of sauropodomorph dinosaurs as deduced from growth curves using long bone histological data: An assessment of methodological constraints and solution. Plos One, 8:e67012, 2013.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2016/10/22 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/20)

accepted: 2017/11/20

refer to this entry as: AmP Plateosaurus engelhardti version 2017/11/20