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Table 5 Slope and intercept comparisons of stylopodial scaling patterns in different mammalian size classes.

From: A universal scaling relationship between body mass and proximal limb bone dimensions in quadrupedal terrestrial tetrapods

  20 kg 50 kg 100 kg
  mCI mP bCI bP b'P mCI mP bCI bP b'P mCI mP bCI bP b'P
LF vs CF       * *         
LH vs CH * ** * *   * **         
LF vs BM                
CF vs BM                
LH vs BM * **      *         
CH vs BM                
LF vs LH     °            
CH+F vs BM                
  1. Standardized major axis equation shown in the format y = mx + b. Symbols: (°) represents differences at 90 to 95% (0.1 <P > 0.05); (*) at 9 to 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. All P-values are adjusted for multiple 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 (*). mCI, slope comparisons based on 95% confidence intervals; mP, slope comparisons based on likelihood ratio test; bCI, intercept comparisons based 95% confidence intervals; bP, intercept comparisons based on two-tailed t-test; b'P, t-test comparison of adjusted intercepts to the minimum value along the x-axis; BM, body mass; CF, femoral circumference; FDR, false discovery rate; LH, humeral length; CH, humeral circumference; CH+F, total humeral and femoral circumference; LF, femoral length;mCI, slope comparisons based on 95% confidence intervals; mP, slope comparisons based on likelihood ratio test; bCI, intercept comparisons based 95% confidence intervals; bP, intercept comparisons based on two-tailed t-test; b'P, t-test comparison of adjusted intercepts to the minimum value along the x-axis; BM, body mass; CH, humeral circumference; CH+F, total humeral and femoral circumference; LC, femoral circumference;
  2. LF, femoral length; LH, humeral length.