Data from: Weaponry and defenses in fighting animals: how allometry can alter predictions from contest theory

Alexandre Palaoro & Mark Briffa
Theoretical models have been developed to understand how animals decide to withdraw from a contest. They provide testable predictions regarding the relationship between resource holding potential (RHP) and contest duration that assume linear relationships among RHP traits. However, RHP traits might scale with body size according to power laws. Furthermore, investment across different RHP traits may vary. Herein, we provide a model that encompasses the allometric relationship between body size and other RHP traits. First,...

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  • Plymouth University
  • Universidade Federal de Santa Maria