This is a discussion on Wolterstorff index? within the Glossary Project forums, part of the General Discussion & News from Members category; Could this term be added to the glossary? It's not easy to find a description online so if someone could ...
|Glossary Project This forum is an interactive project to create a Glossary for Caudata Culture. Once definitions have been completed, they will become part of an article on Caudata Culture.|
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|29th November 2011||#1 (permalink)|
Could this term be added to the glossary? It's not easy to find a description online so if someone could write it here it would be most helpful. Thanks!
|29th November 2011||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Gallery Images: 0
Re: Wolterstorff index?
The Wolterstorff Index (WI) is a measure of body shape, mostly used for crested newts (Triturus).
It is calculated as 100 times the length of the front leg, divided by the length of the body (between front and hind legs).
Low values indicate a slender, short-legged animal; high values a stout, long-legged animal.
As different crested newt species have different ranges of values, this index has been useful for identification.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Habitat Suitability Index||rethgar||Field Herping Discussion||5||29th September 2011 23:44|
|Gallery Photo Index Link||caudatadude28||Forum Questions (technical, not newts!)||4||20th December 2009 15:40|
|Http://www.zmsystems.demon.co.uk/index.htm||claire||Testimonials||0||10th February 2005 12:22|
|Traffic issue: thread index structure||stephan||General Discussion & News from Members||1||11th May 2003 13:51|
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:13.