Power law for bone mass of extant mammals

Range m=0.061M^1.09 kilogrammes
Organism Mammals
Reference Brian Cotterell, Fracture and Life, Imperial College Press, 2010 p.77 top paragraph
Primary Source Prange et al., 1979
Comments "The bone mass of extant mammals fits to the power law m=0.061M^1.09 where m is the bone mass and M the body mass in kilogrammes (primary source). However, the bone mass of the elephant is significantly higher than predicted by [this] equation. The biggest dinosaurs were very much bigger than the elephant."
Entered by Uri M
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