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Table 1 Long-term movements of amphisbaenians based on recaptures under rocks (n = 167) or on detections with the reader underground in any place (n = 137). Results of LMMs testing the effects of sex (fixed factor), body size (continuous variable) and study plot (random factor) on the distance between locations, including time between recaptures as a covariate

From: Going underground: short- and long-term movements may reveal the fossorial spatial ecology of an amphisbaenian

  Distance from initial capture to1st recapture under rocks Mean distance between recaptures under rocks Distance from initial capture to detection underground in any place
F df P F df P F df P
Sex 0.81 1 0.37 0.06 1 0.81 0.69 1 0.41
Body size 0.16 1 0.67 0.28 1 0.60 0.12 1 0.73
Study plot 2.20 2 0.11 2.71 2 0.07 2.22 2 0.11
Time interval 0.32 1 0.57 0.02 1 0.83 2.61 1 0.11
Sex x Size 1.04 1 0.31 0.14 1 0.70 0.82 1 0.37
Error   161    161    130