Table 2.

The effects of sex and background on patagia conspicuousness (chromatic and achromatic contrast). The backgrounds were: local falling leaves, local standing foliage and falling leaves from the other population. For the Niah population, ‘sex’ refers to three categories: female (dark brown), male (dark brown) and male (green). For the Bako population, ‘sex’ refers to two categories: female (red) and male (red).

chromatic contrastachromatic contrast
Fd.f.p-valueFd.f.p-value
Bako National Park
 sex0.62(1,47)0.431.10(1,47)0.30
 background57.85(3,47)<0.00013.86(3,47)0.015
 sex × background1.49(3,47)0.232.14(3,47)9.11
Niah Caves National Park
 sex5.39(2,26)0.0110.01(2,26)0.99
 background65.12(2,26)<0.00016.98(2,26)0.0038
 sex × background5.34(4,26)0.00285.54(4,26)0.0023