Body Mass Estimates Using Christiansen and Farina (2004)

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Description

This function is meant for bipedal mass estimate (in particular theropod dinosaurs) and presently only estimates body mass based on the femoral circumference equation of Christiansen and Farina (2004) derived from volumetric reconstructions of theropod dinosaurs

Usage

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CF2004(FC, data = NULL)

Arguments

FC

a value or vector representing femoral circumference (in mm)

data

an optional object of class = "data.frame" or class = "matrix"

Details

If a data object is specified, the mass estiamtes will be added as a column to the data.frame or matrix within that object.

Value

CF2004

A numeric value or vector representing the mass estimate(s) in grams

Author(s)

Nicolas E. Campione

References

Christiansen, P. and Farina, R. A. (2004) Mass prediction in theropod dinosaurs. Historical Biology, 16, 85-92.

See Also

cQE bipeds AHR1985 CM1992

Examples

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##Bipedal dinosaurs
data(dinosbip)
CF2004(dinosbip$FC, data = dinosbip)