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Table 5 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of adult female N. burmensis sp. nov. (type series) mounted in Hoyer’s medium. Abbreviations: N – number of specimens/structures measured, RANGE refers to the smallest and the largest structure among all the measured specimens; SD – standard deviation; sp – the proportion between the length of a given structure and the length of the scapular plate

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

CHARACTERISTIC N RANGE MEAN SD Holotype
μm sp μm sp μm sp μm sp
Body length 7 217 236 407 465 227 432 6 21 227 440
Scapular plate length 7 49.6 55.6    52.6 2.2 51.6
Head appendage lengths
 Cirrus internus 7 15.3 18.5 30.6 34.8 17.3 32.8 1.4 1.7 17.0 32.9
 Cephalic papilla 7 6.8 8.6 13.0 16.8 7.9 15.1 0.6 1.1 8.0 15.5
 Cirrus externus 7 20.6 25.0 38.7 47.1 22.8 43.4 1.7 3.2 23.2 45.0
 Clava 7 5.9 7.8 11.8 14.0 6.8 12.9 0.6 0.8 7.1 13.8
 Cirrus A 7 36.8 43.5 70.1 79.6 39.6 75.3 2.1 3.3 38.9 75.4
 Cirrus A/body length ratio 7 16% 19%    17% 1% 17%
Body appendage lengths
 Spine on leg I length 7 4.0 5.0 7.9 9.4 4.5 8.6 0.3 0.6 4.7 9.1
 Papilla on leg IV length 7 4.0 4.9 8.0 9.5 4.6 8.7 0.3 0.6 4.7 9.1
 Number of teeth on the collar 7 8 10    9.0 0.6 10
Claw I heights
 Branch 7 14.6 16.5 26.6 29.8 15.0 28.5 0.7 1.2 14.6 28.3
 Spur 7 1.9 2.6 3.4 5.0 2.2 4.2 0.3 0.5 2.2 4.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 7 13% 18%    15% 2% 15%
Claw II heights
 Branch 7 14.1 15.9 25.7 29.2 14.6 27.7 0.6 1.2 14.2 27.5
 Spur 6 1.8 2.1 3.3 4.1 2.0 3.8 0.1 0.3 2.1 4.1
 Spur/branch height ratio 6 13% 15%    14% 1% 15%
Claw III heights
 Branch 7 13.8 16.4 26.0 31.0 15.0 28.5 1.0 1.8 15.0 29.1
 Spur 5 1.8 2.7 3.4 4.9 2.1 3.9 0.4 0.6 2.0 3.9
 Spur/branch height ratio 5 12% 16%    14% 2% 13%
Claw IV heights
 Branch 7 18.1 20.5 32.9 37.1 18.6 35.5 0.9 1.6 18.6 36.0
 Spur 3 2.7 3.0 5.1 5.8 2.9 5.4 0.2 0.4 3.0 5.8
 Spur/branch height ratio 3 15% 16%     16% 1% 16%