Source of bodyweight data

BMR predictions based on:



Equation (4)

Equation (5)

Heusner (10)

0.701

0.704

Kleiber (1, 3)^{†}

0.728

0.744

 ^{†} To make the data of Kleiber comparable to other data sets analysed, multiple data points for a species were replaced by a single data point calculated as the average value of body weight and the average value of BMR for the species. The MLE and 95% CI for the scaling exponent calculated from LSLR are, respectively, 0.750 and 0.728 – 0.771.