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Table 4 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of adult N. bhutanensis 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 (♀) Allotype (♂)
μm sp μm sp μm sp
Body length 241a 417 235a 467 202 493
Scapular plate length 57.8 50.3 41.0
Head appendage lengths
 Cirrus internus 16.5 28.5 15.9 31.6 20.3 49.5
 Cephalic papilla 10.3 17.8 9.8 19.5 11.8 28.8
 Cirrus externus 22.6 39.1 ? ? 28.0 68.3
 Clava 5.4 9.3 6.6 13.1 7.2 17.6
 Cirrus A 54.9 95.0 51.1 101.6 52.8 128.8
 Cirrus A/body length ratio 23% 22% 26%
Body appendage lengths
 Spine on leg I length 4.7 8.1 3.9 7.8 2.9 7.1
 Papilla on leg IV length 4.2 7.3 4.8 9.5 5.0 12.2
 Number of teeth on the collar 10 11.0 9
Claw I heights
 Branch 17.1 29.6 15.9 31.6 15.5 37.8
 Spur 3.2 5.5 3.1 6.2 3.0 7.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 19% 19% 19%
Claw II heights
 Branch 17.3 29.9 15.2 30.2 14.5 35.4
 Spur 3.1 5.4 2.8 5.6 2.6 6.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 18% 18% 18%
Claw III heights
 Branch 17.0 29.4 15.1 30.0 14.7 35.9
 Spur 3.0 5.2 2.4 4.8 2.6 6.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 18% 16% 18%
Claw IV heights
 Branch 20.1 34.8 17.3 34.4 18.4 44.9
 Spur 5.2 9.0 3.4 6.8 4.9 12.0
 Spur/branch height ratio 26% 20% 27%
  1. aProvided approximately, as both specimens were not fully stretched