Table 1

Biome category and mean (± SD) body mass and RF for each sampled population
Population Biome category GPS (decimal degrees) Population mass (g) (n) (Mean ± SD) Population RF (kHz) (n) (Mean ± SD) CV (%) Male RF (kHz) (n) (Mean ± SD) Female RF (kHz) (n) (Mean ± SD)
Lekkersing (LS) Desert -28.42, 16.88 (18) 13.2 ± 1.1 (18) 75.7 ± 0.8 1.06 (10) 75.5 ± 1 (9) 75.9 ± 0.5
Steenkampskraal (SKK) Succulent Karoo -30.98, 18.63 (22) 13.1 ± 0.9 (22) 80.6 ± 0.5 0.62 (11) 80.5 ± 0.6 (13) 80.8 ± 0.3
Zoutpansklipheuwel (ZPK) Succulent Karoo/fynbos -31.63, 18.21 (25) 12.3 ± 0.6 (25) 80.8 ± 0.8 1.08 Male only colony
De Hel (DHL) Fynbos -33.08, 19.08 (10) 12 ± 0.45 (10) 81.5 ± 0.6 0.83 Male only colony
Boskloof (BKL) Fynbos -34.39, 19.68 (15) 11.7 ± 0.5 (15) 83.4 ± 0.7 0.90 Male only colony
Heidehof (HDH) Fynbos -34.62. 19.50 (12) 11.31 ± 0.5 (12) 84.5 ± 0.6 0.67 (6) 84.1 ± 0.5 (11) 84.8 ± 0.6
De Hoop (DHC) Fynbos -34.42, 20.36 (46) 10.4 ± 1.1 (46) 84.6 ± 0.7 0.90 (35) 84.1 ± 0.65 (23) 85.1 ± 0.6
Knysna (KNY) Forest -33.88, 23.00 (4) 11.6 ± 1.5 (4) 84.7 ± 0.7 0.7 (5) 84.8 ± 0.6 (2) 85.2 ± 0.7
Baviaanskloof (BAV) Multiple biomes -33.63, 24.24 (20) 10.8 ± 1.4 (20) 86.5 ± 0.7 0.90 (17) 86 ± 0.9 (10) 87 ± 0.5
Sleepy Hollow (SPH) Multiple biomes -33.96, 25.28 (2) 11.5 ± 0 (2) 85.2 ± 0.7 0.82 (1) 84.7 (1) 85.7
Table Farm (TF) Multiple biomes -33.283, 26.42 (36) 13.9 ± 0.8 (36) 85.8 ± 0.75 0.90 (19) 85.4 ± 0.65 (18) 86 ± 0.6

Mean (± SD) body mass and mean (± SD) resting frequencies (kHz) for populations (population acronyms in parentheses) and sexes are shown. Male only populations were ZPK, DHL and BKL. An equal number of males and females were used to calculate the mean population mass and RF. Multiple biomes occur at BAV, TF and SPH (combinations of Albany thicket, Nama Karoo, Fynbos and Savanna).

Odendaal et al.

Odendaal et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:60   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-60

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