mammal_longevity {Biostatistics}R Documentation

Data on maximum lifespan for 375 species of mammal

Description

A subset of a dataset used to explore the ecological correlates of longevity in mammals and birds, with only the mammals represented.

Usage

data("longevity")

Format

A data frame with 375 observations on the following 10 variables.

X

Row number

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(mammal_longevity)
str(mammal_longevity)

[Package Biostatistics version 1.0.3 Index]