Data from: Complex life cycles: why refrain from growth before reproduction in the adult niche?

Benesh DP, Chubb JC, Parker GA

Date Published: August 5, 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.60699

 

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Title mass_conv_indiv_measurements
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Description The file titled "mass_conv_indiv_measurements" contains data on the size of tapeworm individuals from 8 species. Four species grow in the final host (G) whereas the remaining four do not (NG). Some of these worms were from the Liverpool museum and their reference number is given. Worms were either measured live or preserved in formalin or ethanol. The worms were collected from either the intermediate host as plerocercoids or from definitive hosts as adults. Length, width, and mass are listed for all worms. Depth was also recorded for some worms. Area was calculated by multiplying length and width.
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Title mass_conv_species_avgs
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Description For each of the species measured, the average length (mm), area (mm2), and mass (mg) were calculated. Additionally, this file contains data taken from the literature (see Online Table B1). Averages from our measurements are designated (orig), whereas the values from the literature are noted (lit).
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Title Larval_adult_size
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Description The file titled "Larval_adult_size" contains data on the larval and adult size of tapeworms that grow in their piscivorous bird final host (G species). Lengths, widths, and areas (length x width) are given for each species. Areas were also converted to mass using relationships described in Online Appendix B. Finally, the source from which larval size was taken is listed (author, journal, volume, page numbers). Adult size was taken from Ryzhikov et al. (1985).
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Title Host_masses_mammals
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Description Two files contain information about the mass of cestode definitive hosts, "Host_masses_birds" and "Host_masses_mammals". For each cestode species, known hosts are listed with their mass. The mass of birds was taken from Dunning (1992). The mass of mammals from Smith et al. (2003) The average host size for each cestode is calculated. The host lists for cestodes in piscivorous birds were given by Ryzhikov et al. (1985). The host lists for cestodes in mammals were taken from the references from which size data were collected (see file "Host_size_regression.csv").
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Title Host_masses_birds
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Title Host_size_regression
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Description The file "Host_size_regression" includes the size (length, width, area) of growing (G) and non-growing (NG) adult tapeworms in piscivorous birds and mammals. Log cestode area was also converted to log cestode mass as described in Online Appendix B. Data for cestodes of piscivorous birds were taken from Ryzhikov et al. (1985), whereas data for cestodes of mammals were taken from the primary literature (references are given for these tapeworms). The average host mass for a given cestode species is the average mass of known definitive hosts (see files "Host_masses_birds.csv" and "Host_masses_mammals.csv").
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When using this data, please cite the original publication:

Benesh DP, Chubb JC, Parker GA (2012) Complex life cycles: why refrain from growth before reproduction in the adult niche? The American Naturalist 181(1): 39-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/668592

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Benesh DP, Chubb JC, Parker GA (2012) Data from: Complex life cycles: why refrain from growth before reproduction in the adult niche? Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.60699
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