Table 2

Significance of difference between mean values of the functional groups with Two-sided Student’s t-test, same variance
a. Fossorial Non fossorial
Mean +/− n STDEV Mean +/− n STDEV p
Cg 0.674 0.038 9 0.059 0.717 0.058 8 0.083 0.2376
CDI 0.451 0.034 9 0.052 0.483 0.055 8 0.079 0.3338
P 0.549 0.034 9 0.052 0.528 0.045 8 0.065 0.4694
S 0.075 0.005 9 0.007 0.037 0.009 8 0.013 0.0000 ***
ellipse 0.532 0.029 9 0.045 0.782 0.085 8 0.122 0.0000 ***
b. Scalopini Talpini
mean +/− n STDEV mean +/− n STDEV p
Cg 0.684 0.049 6 0.062 0.644 0.045 9 0.069 0.2656
CDI 0.459 0.049 6 0.062 0.424 0.038 9 0.059 0.2835
P 0.541 0.048 6 0.060 0.576 0.038 9 0.059 0.2836
S 0.071 0.004 6 0.005 0.074 0.005 9 0.008 0.4144
ellipse 0.516 0.022 6 0.028 0.560 0.040 9 0.062 0.1263
c. Outgroups Talpidae
mean +/− n STDEV mean +/− n STDEV p
Cg 0.689 0.221 3 0.195 0.676 0.027 28 0.072 0.8060
CDI 0.451 0.197 3 0.174 0.446 0.024 28 0.065 0.9205
P 0.550 0.197 3 0.174 0.557 0.022 28 0.060 0.8646
S 0.027 0.013 3 0.012 0.056 0.008 28 0.021 0.0299 *
ellipse 0.719 0.209 3 0.185 0.648 0.054 28 0.146 0.4404

The asterisks indicate statistical significance (* p < 0.05, *** p < 0.001).

Meier et al.

Meier et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-55

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