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This is an electronic appendix to the paper by Gage and Freckleton 2003 Relative

testis size and sperm morphometry across mammals: no evidence for an association
between sperm competition and sperm length. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 270, 625—632.

Electronic appendices are refereed with the text. However, no attempt is made to
impose a uniform editorial style on the electronic appendices.

Electronic Appendix A. Absolute values for all comparative data and their sources.
All sperm morphometry data are derived from Gage 1998 and references therein
(electronic appendix : http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/publish/pro_bs/jan98pb2.htm).
Testis and body mass data source codes are: a: Harcourt 1991, b: Kenagy &
Trombulak 1986, c: Ginsberg & Rubenstein 1990, d: Hosken 1997, e: Hosken 1998.

SPECIES SPERM HEAD MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES BODY


LENGTH LENGTH LENGTH VOLUME VOLUME LENGTH WEIGHT WEIGHT
MARSUPIALIA
Dasyuridae
Antechinus stuartii 271.1 11.4 - - - - 350 39
LAGOMORPHA
Leporidae
Oryctolagus cuniculus 56.5 8.5 8.4 4.0 2.7 39.4 6060 2880
RODENTIA
Muridae
Apodemus agrarius 109.8 8.0 24.8 8.2 7.7 77.0 994 21.8
Apodemus flavicollis 125.3 8.8 23.0 18.1 61.5 93.0 891 29
Apodemus sylvaticus 133.8 9.8 24.0 - - 100.0 788 23.1
Clethrionomys glareolus 86.7 2.1 3.0 - - 59.0 646 218
Mesocricetus auratus 186.7 15.2 50.5 1.3 30.8 126.4 3170 108
Micromys minutus 63.7 5.7 13.0 - - 45.0 178 7.8
Microtus agrestis 103.5 6.9 27.4 - - 70.0 804 46.4
Mus musculus 123.6 8.1 19.7 18.0 15.0 95.8 119 15.3
Notomys alexis 102.5 6.5 25.0 - - 70.0 50 34
Notomys cervinus 115 9.0 26.0 - - 80.0 198 33
Notomys fuscus 106 7.0 22.0 - - 77.0 67 44
Notomys mitchelli 98 9.0 24.0 - - 65.0 62 39
Ondatra zibethicus 67.7 - - - - - 5060 1295
Oryzomys palustris 79.6 5.5 - - - - 400 56
Peromyscus maniculatus 75 5.2 16.7 - - 53.1 393 19.5
Phodopus sungorus 118.9 8.2 36.0 20.9 16.2 80.0 930 42.4
Pseudomys apodemoides 120 8.0 22.0 - - 90.0 141 31
Pseudomys australis 122.5 9.0 23.0 - - 90.5 2242 59
Pseudomys delicatulus 88 4.0 19.0 14.0 12.3 65.0 43 9
Pseudomys gracilicaudatus 129.1 10.0 21.0 - - 98.0 1084 105
Pseudomys hermannsburgensis 117 9.0 23.0 - - 85.0 163 18
Pseudomys nanus 127 9.0 22.0 - - 96.0 1874 78
Pseudomys novaehollandiae 106 6.0 22.0 17.3 15.7 78.0 71 19
Pseudomys shortridgei 96 5.0 22.0 7.1 6.6 69.0 345 78
Rattus exulans 176 12.0 - - - - 2600 60
Rattus norvegicus 190.1 12.1 67.0 40.8 24.0 110.1 4000 500
Rattus rattus 168.5 11.0 65.0 - - 90.0 7200 169
Sigmodon hispidus 87.2 6.5 17.9 11.4 - 61.8 1730 223
Caviidae
Cavia porcellus 114.1 10.9 11.1 6.3 3.0 92.1 4100 813
Chinchillidae
SPECIES SPERM HEAD MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES BODY
LENGTH LENGTH LENGTH VOLUME VOLUME LENGTH WEIGHT WEIGHT
Chinchilla laniger 46.8 3.8 4.7 - - 38.3 5200 422
PRIMATES
Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecus aethiops 94.6 7.5 14.1 12.9 11.3 72.9 13000 4950
Erythrocebus patas 89.5 7.6 12.6 - - 69.3 7200 10000
Macaca arctoides 89.4 6.7 12.7 - - 70.0 48150 10510
Macaca fascicularius 77.1 6.6 12.9 - - 57.0 35200 4420
Macaca mulatta 81.9 6.0 11.9 5.7 5.0 61.6 46200 9200
Macaca nemestrina 90.4 7.3 13.3 - - 69.9 66700 9980
Papio anubis 73 4.7 8.2 - - 67.0 93500 26400
Papio cynocephalus 73.4 4.8 9.9 - - 59.8 76600 28610
Theropithecus gelada 87.3 6.7 12.1 - - 68.5 17100 20400
Hylobatidae
Hylobates lar 63.5 6.9 7.9 - - 48.8 5500 5500
Pongidae
Gorilla gorilla 61.2 4.8 11.7 - - 41.0 29600 169000
Pan troglodytes 69.9 5.3 7.5 4.3 4.0 57.1 118800 44340
Pongo pygmaeus 66.6 5.3 9.0 - - 52.3 35300 74640
Hominidae
Homo sapiens 57.4 5.0 4.7 2.0 1.8 48.4 40500 65650
Callithricidae
Callithrix jacchus 50 5.0 4.4 1.4 1.2 - 1300 320
Cebidae 0.0 -
Cebus apella 84.1 8.4 12.0 0.0 - 63.8 9100 2600
Saimiri sciurus 69.2 5.1 9.0 3.3 2.9 55.3 3200 780
CHIROPTERA
Pteropodidae
Pteropus alecto 65.6 6.4 19.2 - - 40.0 5100 800
Pteropus poliocephalus 60.1 5.1 23.0 17.0 14.3 32.0 6750 677
Pteropus scapulatus 103.8 8.0 22.5 17.6 - 73.4 5300 400
Vespertilionidae
Antrozous pallidus 58.6 3.6 12.0 43.4 - 43.0 181.2 23
Chalinolobus gouldii 58 4.0 9.0 - - 45.0 14.5 14
Myotis lucifugus 51 4.3 12.7 13.9 12.7 34.0 54.1 6.8
Nyctophilus geoffroyi 53 4.0 6.0 - - 43.0 23 6.5
Nyctophilus timoriensis 52 4.0 8.0 - - 40.0 30 13.5
Pipistrellus subflavus 79.1 5.6 10.4 5.3 - 70.0 28.6 5
Plecotus rafinesquii 54.6 4.3 9.3 11.5 - 41.1 377 9
INSECTIVORA
Erinaceidae
Erinaceus europaeus 90 6.0 - - - - 2310 665
CARNIVORA
Canidae
Vulpes vulpes 64 7.6 12.4 20.7 - 48.6 9000 5069
Mustelidae
Meles meles 80 - - - - - 14400 14515
PINNIPEDIA
Otariidae
Callorhinus ursinus 54.1 6.0 6.7 - - 41.5 63600 29000
ARTIODACTYLA
Suidae
Sus scrofa 47.3 8.1 10.9 - - 28.8 36000 172000
Tayassuidae
Tayassu tajacu 40 - - - - - 11000 12300
SPECIES SPERM HEAD MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES BODY
LENGTH LENGTH LENGTH VOLUME VOLUME LENGTH WEIGHT WEIGHT
Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius 33.5 3.8 7.9 - - 21.9 650000 1600000
Cervidae
Alces alces 62.5 8.8 - - - - 106000 789000
Cervus elephas 57 - - - - - 218000 122000
Dama dama 67.2 8.2 13.7 2.7 - 47.3 133000 63700
Odocoileus virginianus 52 10.0 7.0 - - 35.0 76000 71000
Rangifer tarandus 56.5 7.6 10.4 - - 38.5 132000 145000
Giraffidae
Giraffa camelopardalis 47.8 5.8 - - - - 1074000 1201000
Bovidae
Aepyceros melampus 46.1 6.5 7.6 - - 32.0 120000 62500
Alcelaphus buselaphus 48.4 4.8 7.2 - - 36.3 107000 132000
Bos taurus 62.5 8.0 12.2 3.8 3.1 42.2 681000 630400
Connochaetes taurinus 46.8 5.0 7.9 - - 33.9 306000 227000
Damaliscus dorcas 50.8 4.5 7.7 - - 38.6 160000 72500
Ovis aries 55.2 7.5 12.1 6.3 4.9 42.5 318800 35000
Tragelaphus strepsiceros 45.5 6.4 9.0 - - 30.3 92000 248000
CETACEA
Balaenopteridae
Megaptera novaeangliae 56 - - - - - 1729000 32658500
PERISSODACTYLA
Equidae
Equus caballus 60.6 6.8 9.8 - - 43.8 416000 450000
Equus grevyi 50 - - - - - 1150000 386000
PROBOSCIDEA
Elephas maximus 59 7.5 10.6 - - 40.0 4000000 4545000
Loxodonta africana 60.9 6.8 9.7 - - 42.8 4530000 4365000