Table 2

Slope and intercept comparisons of stylopodial scaling patterns in mammalian clades.


Standardized major axis equation shown in the format y = mx + b. Symbols: (°) represents differences at 90 to 95% (0.1 <P > 0.05); (*) at 95-99% (0.05 <P > 0.01); and (**) at greater than 95% (P < 0.01). Otherwise, P-values are > 0.1. All P-values are adjusted for multiple comparisons using FDR. Hyphens (-) represent duplicate comparisons. Significant differences using 95% CI are assessed on whether the intervals overlap or not; non-overlapping comparisons are indicated with an asterisk (*). 95% CI, comparisons based on 95% confidence intervals; b', intercept adjusted to correspond to the minimum value along the x-axis; BM, body mass; CF, femoral circumference; CH, humeral circumference; CH+F, total humeral and femoral circumference; FDR, false discovery rate; LF, femoral length; LH, humeral length; LRT, comparisons based on a likelihood ratio test (slope only); t-test, comparisons based on a two-tailed t-test (intercept only).

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