## Description

a) We took the upper and lower quartile of males based on total body mass, and categorized these as males as ‘large’ or ‘small’ respectively. The largest quartile of males (average leg mass is 6.8% of body mass, n=13) and the smallest quartile of males (average leg mass is 5.3% of body mass, n=12) differed in relative leg mass (GLM: Walds χ2 = 4.73, df = 1, 21, p=0.04; Figure S1, Note: error bars display standard errors). b) The largest males had the largest drop in mass-specific RMR after leg loss compared to small males (GLM: Walds χ2 =4.29, df = 1, 23, p=0.03) but still not as large as predicted based on the relatively larger size of the leg (see Figure 3).

Date made available | Jan 1 2018 |
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Publisher | figshare Academic Research System |