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Data for: Sociality, ecology and developmental constraints predict variation in brain size across birds

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posted on 2022-10-19, 12:39 authored by Christopher CooneyChristopher Cooney, Jasmine Hardie

The full dataset analysed by Hardie and Cooney, 'Sociality, ecology and developmental constraints predict variation in brain size across birds'.


Field descriptions:


TipLabel – Species binomial following the taxonomy of Jetz et al. (2012) Nature


Brain_Size_mL – Brain volume measurements obtained from Ksepka et al. (2020) Curr Biol


Body_Mass_g – Body mass measurements obtained from Ksepka et al. (2020) Curr Biol


Cooperative – Information on presence or absence of cooperative breeding obtained from Tobias and Pigot (2019) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B


Sociality – Information on species' degree of sociality [1 = ‘solitary’, 2 = ‘weakly social’, 3 = ‘highly social’] obtained from Tobias et al. (2016) Front Ecol Evol


Territoriality – Information on species' degree of territoriality obtained from Tobias and Pigot (2019) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B


Diet – Information on species' dietary category obtained from Tobias and Pigot (2019) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B 


Diet_Simple – A simplified version of the 'Diet' variable (see main text for details)


Foraging_Niche – Information on species' foraging niche obtained from Tobias and Pigot (2019) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B 


Foraging_Niche_Simple – A simplified version of the 'Foraging_Niche' variable (see main text for details)


Migration – Information on species' migratory behaviour obtained from Tobias and Pigot (2019) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B


Dev_Mode – Measurements of variation in species' development mode obtained from Ducatez and Field (2021) Evolution


Clade – Species' taxonomic group following the scheme used by Cooney et al. (2017) Nature 


CladeFit – A modified version of the 'Clade' variable (see main text for details)

Funding

The role of sexual signal evolution in speciation and species coexistence

Natural Environment Research Council

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