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Table 1 Basic parameters and mean mass-specific resting metabolic rate (msRMR) of Fukomys anselli

From: Higher resting metabolic rate in long-lived breeding Ansell’s mole-rats (Fukomys anselli)

Sex Status N Age (years) Body mass (g) Range of msRMR (ml O2 × g−1 × h−1) Mean msRMR (ml O2 × g−1 × h−1)
M R 6 6.9 ± 2.4 83.9 ± 10.5 0.77–1.71 1.17 ± 0.13
  NR 6 4.8 ± 2.8 108.8 ± 21.4 0.43–1.46 0.91 ± 0.17
F R 6 8.9 ± 3.1 87.2 ± 21.8 0.63–1.80 1.17 ± 0.20
  NR 8 2.4 ± 1.2 68.2 ± 8.9 0.42–1.79 0.86 ± 0.21
Grand mean 26 5.8 ± 4.3 85.6 ± 21.4 0.42-1.80 1.02 ± 0.23
  1. Age, body mass and mass-specific resting metabolic rates within the boundaries of their respective thermoneutral zones (non-reproductive animals: 26–30 °C; reproductive animals: 28–33 °C) of studied Fukomys anselli (N sample size, M males, F females, R reproductive; NR non-reproductive). Values are given as mean ± SD