longevity {Biostatistics}R Documentation

Data on maximum lifespan for 909 species of mammal and bird

Description

A dataset used to explore the ecological correlates of longevity in mammals and birds.

Usage

data("longevity")

Format

A data frame with 909 observations on the following 9 variables.

species

Species name

class

Class: mammalia = mammals, aves = birds

order

Order

maximum_lifespan_yr

Maximum lifespan in years

mass_g

Average body weight in g

volancy

Does it fly?

fossoriallity

Does it live in holes in the ground?

foraging_environment

Environment where it forages

daily_activity

When is it active?

Source

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/suppl/10.1098/rspb.2014.0298

References

Healy, K., Guillerme, T., Finlay, S., Kane, A., Kelly, S.B.A., McClean, D., Kelly, D.J., Donohue, I., Jackson, A.L. & Cooper, N. (2014) Ecology and mode-of-life explain lifespan variation in birds and mammals. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 281, 20140298.

Examples

data(longevity)
str(longevity)

[Package Biostatistics version 1.0.3 Index]