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Table 3 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of adult females and juveniles of N. auratus sp. nov. (type series) mounted in Hoyer’s medium. Abbreviations: sp – the proportion between the length of a given structure and the length of the scapular plate, ? – unknown

From: New Indomalayan Nebularmis species (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) provoke a discussion on its intrageneric diversity

CHARACTERISTIC Holotype (♀) Juvenile 1 Juvenile 2
μm sp μm sp μm sp μm sp
Body length 283 429 251 413 160 418 150 419
Scapular plate length 66.0 60.8 38.3 35.8
Head appendage lengths
 Cirrus internus 22.0 33.3 18.0 29.6 9.4 24.5 ? ?
 Cephalic papilla 10.4 15.8 9.0 14.8 6.7 17.5 5.3 14.8
 Cirrus externus 30.0 45.5 25.2 41.4 17.5 45.7 13.4 37.4
 Clava 6.4 9.7 8.2 13.5 6.5 17.0 ? ?
 Cirrus A 59.3 89.8 54.9 90.3 ? ? 25.4 70.9
 Cirrus A/body length ratio 21% 22% ? 17%
Body appendage lengths
 Spine on leg I length 5.7 8.6 4.0 6.6 3.8 9.9 3.1 8.7
 Papilla on leg IV length 6.2 9.4 5.9 9.7 4.7 12.3 4.5 12.6
 Number of teeth on the collar 9 7 7 8
Claw I heights
 Branch 18.6 28.2 15.7 25.8 11.3 29.5 9.6 26.8
 Spur 3.1 4.7 3.0 4.9 1.6 4.2 2.0 5.6
 Spur/branch height ratio 17% 19% 14% 21%
Claw II heights
 Branch 17.0 25.8 15.3 25.2 10.2 26.6 8.6 24.0
 Spur ? ? 2.3 3.8 1.6 4.2 1.8 5.0
 Spur/branch height ratio ? 15% 16% 21%
Claw III heights
 Branch 17.2 26.1 14.9 24.5 9.8 25.6 8.3 23.2
 Spur 2.7 4.1 2.3 3.8 1.6 4.2 1.7 4.7
 Spur/branch height ratio 16% 15% 16% 20%
Claw IV heights
 Branch 22.2 33.6 19.2 31.6 12.4 32.4 10.2 28.5
 Spur 3.2 4.8 ? ? 2.1 5.5 2.0 5.6
 Spur/branch height ratio 14% ? 17% 20%