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Table 7 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of the eggs of Macrobiotus pallarii Maucci, 1954 from the topotypic population (IT.337) mounted in Hoyer’s medium (N–number of eggs/structures measured, RANGE refers to the smallest and the 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 10 71.3 – 81.1 76.1 4.2
Egg full diameter 10 97.6 – 108.0 102.4 4.3
Process height 30 12.2 – 15.2 13.5 0.8
Process base width 30 14.1 – 21.0 16.4 1.7
Process base/height ratio 30 103% – 146% 121% 12%
Interprocess distance 30 4.5 – 8.1 6.1 0.7
Number of processes on the egg circumference 10 10 – 12 11.2 0.8