Birkhead et al. 2020: New insights from old eggs – the shape and thickness of Great Auk Pinguinus impennis eggs
datasetposted on 03.03.2020 by Jamie Thompson, Timothy Birkhead, Duncan Jackson, Marie Attard, Douglas G. D. Russell, Amin Garbout
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
Here, we make available the raw dataset (including shape indices and egg size measurements) used to statistically analyse and compare egg shape of the extinct Great Auk and its closely related sister species: Common Guillemot, Brünnich's Guillemot and Razorbill.
The dataset was used in Birkhead et al.'s (2020) Ibis manuscript intitled: New insights from old eggs – the shape and thickness of Great Auk Pinguinus impennis eggs (doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12820).
The Leverhulme Trust
EthicsThere is no personal data or any that requires ethical approval
PolicyThe data complies with the institution and funders' policies on access and sharing
Sharing and access restrictionsThe data can be shared openly
- The file formats are open or commonly used
Methodology, headings and units
- There is a readme.txt file describing the methodology, headings and units