Traditional allometric analysis fails to provide a valid predictive model for mammalian metabolic rates.

@article{Packard2008TraditionalAA,
  title={Traditional allometric analysis fails to provide a valid predictive model for mammalian metabolic rates.},
  author={Gary C Packard and Geoffrey F. Birchard},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 22},
  pages={3581-7}
}
The field of biological allometry was energized by the publication in 1997 of a theoretical model purporting to explain 3/4-power scaling of metabolic rate with body mass in mammals. This 3/4-power scaling exponent, which was first reported by Max Kleiber in 1932, has been derived repeatedly in empirical research by independent investigators and has come to be known as 'Kleiber's Law'. The exponent was estimated in virtually every instance, however, by fitting a straight line to logarithmic… CONTINUE READING