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Table 13 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of the eggs of Macrobiotus margoae sp. nov. from the USA (US.057) mounted in Hoyer’s medium (N–number of eggs/structures measured, RANGE refers to the smallest and largest structures among all measured specimens; SD–standard deviation)

From: Integrative taxonomy resolves species identities within the Macrobiotus pallarii complex (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae)

CHARACTER N RANGE MEAN SD
Egg bare diameter 28 63.3 – 76.3 69.3 3.4
Egg full diameter 28 72.9 – 96.9 86.5 7.2
Process height 84 8.4 – 15.6 12.3 2.0
Process base width 84 8.2 – 16.5 12.5 1.5
Process base/height ratio 84 80% – 137% 104% 15%
Interprocess distance 84 4.1 – 8.3 6.1 1.2
Number of processes on the egg circumference 28 10 – 14 12.1 1.0