fossumR Documentation

Female Possum Measurements

Description

The fossum data frame consists of nine morphometric measurements on each of 43 female mountain brushtail possums, trapped at seven sites from Southern Victoria to central Queensland. This is a subset of the possum data frame.

Usage

fossum

Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

case

observation number

site

one of seven locations where possums were trapped

Pop

a factor which classifies the sites as Vic Victoria, other New South Wales or Queensland

sex

a factor with levels f female, m male

age

age

hdlngth

head length

skullw

skull width

totlngth

total length

taill

tail length

footlgth

foot length

earconch

ear conch length

eye

distance from medial canthus to lateral canthus of right eye

chest

chest girth (in cm)

belly

belly girth (in cm)

Source

Lindenmayer, D. B., Viggers, K. L., Cunningham, R. B., and Donnelly, C. F. 1995. Morphological variation among columns of the mountain brushtail possum, Trichosurus caninus Ogilby (Phalangeridae: Marsupiala). Australian Journal of Zoology 43: 449-458.

Examples

boxplot(fossum$totlngth)