Table 1.

Summary statistics of fore–hind and hind–fore foot placement intervals for a range of grazers.

fore–hindhind–fore
sheephorsescattlesheephorsescattle
N (individuals)86118610
mean of individual median contact–contact period (s)0.440.350.985.0014.908.44
s.d. of individual median contact–contact period (s)0.120.150.322.7710.033.81
coefficient of variation0.270.430.330.550.670.45
sign test of null hypothesis that median fore–hind interval is equal to median hind–fore
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0.0080.0310.002