On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the fossum data set which pertains to Female Possum Measurements. The fossum data set is found in the DAAG R package. You can load the fossum data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("fossum"). This will load the data into a variable called fossum. If R says the fossum data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("DAAG") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the fossum R data set. The size of this file is about 2,678 bytes.
Female Possum Measurements
fossum data frame consists of nine morphometric measurements on each of 43 female mountain brushtail possums, trapped at seven sites from Southern Victoria to central Queensland. This is a subset of the
possum data frame.
This data frame contains the following columns:
one of seven locations where possums were trapped
a factor which classifies the sites as
other New South Wales or Queensland
a factor with levels
ear conch length
distance from medial canthus to lateral canthus of right eye
chest girth (in cm)
belly girth (in cm)
Lindenmayer, D. B., Viggers, K. L., Cunningham, R. B., and Donnelly, C. F. 1995. Morphological variation among columns of the mountain brushtail possum, Trichosurus caninus Ogilby (Phalangeridae: Marsupiala). Australian Journal of Zoology 43: 449-458.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.