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Table 4 Static allometry-corrected (when detected) integration magnitudes of the oro-nasal (1), naso-palatine or nasal (7), and molar-palate (2) modules in myrmecophagous mammals with a 7-module architecture

From: Flexible conservatism in the skull modularity of convergently evolved myrmecophagous placental mammals

  N ρ 1 ρ 7 (VII / IX) ρ 2 (VII / IX) ρ 1–7 (VII / IX) ρ 2–7 (VII / IX)
T. tetradactyla 74 0.75 0.18 0.49 0.30 0.12
T. mexicana 47 0.73 0.19 0.47 0.31 0.15
M. tridactyla 35 0.73 0.35 / 0.62 0.45 / 0.39 0.45 / 0.37 0.19 / 0.10
C. didactylus 60 0.67 0.16 0.43 0.17 0.15
O. afer 40 0.34 0.15 0.47 0.16 0.14
M. javanica 28 0.51 0.28 0.38 0.19 0.11
P. pentadactyla 27 0.50 0.24 0.27 0.17 0.12
S. gigantea 12 0.47 0.32 0.69 0.33 0.37
P. tricuspis 72 0.41 0.22 0.40 0.18 0.12
P. tetradactyla 17 0.53 0.27 0.34 0.21 0.16
P. cristatus 24 0.46 0.23 / 0.49 0.31 / 0.28 0.13 / 0.13 0.19 / 0.13
  1. Number of specimens (N), within-module absolute correlations (ρ), and correlation between oro-nasal, and molar-palate modules with the naso-palatine (ρ 1–7, ρ 2–7)