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Table 8 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of individuals of Macrobiotus pseudopallarii sp. nov. from Montenegro (ME.007) mounted in Hoyer’s medium (N–number of specimens/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 Holotype
μm pt μm pt μm pt μm pt
Body length 30 386 – 580 957 – 1328 507 1215 45 78 534 1275
Buccal tube
 Buccal tube length 30 36.3 – 47.8 41.8 3.0 41.9
 Stylet support insertion point 30 27.9 – 37.9 76.1 – 79.8 32.5 77.8 2.5 1.1 32.3 77.1
 Buccal tube external width 30 5.2 – 8.5 13.3 – 19.4 6.8 16.2 0.8 1.4 6.9 16.5
 Buccal tube internal width 30 3.7 – 6.4 10.2 – 14.6 5.2 12.3 0.6 1.0 4.9 11.7
 Ventral lamina length 30 21.6 – 29.7 58.3 – 64.8 26.1 62.4 2.0 1.9 25.2 60.1
Placoid lengths
 Macroplacoid 1 30 8.3 – 16.3 22.1 – 39.4 13.6 32.5 2.0 4.0 14.1 33.7
 Macroplacoid 2 30 6.5 – 10.6 17.3 – 24.8 8.9 21.4 1.1 1.8 8.7 20.8
 Microplacoid 30 3.3 – 5.6 7.1 – 12.8 4.1 9.9 0.5 1.3 4.3 10.3
 Macroplacoid row 30 19.3 – 27.0 52.1 – 62.5 24.1 57.7 2.1 2.7 24.1 57.5
 Placoid row 30 23.8 – 32.9 65.0 – 75.1 29.5 70.6 2.6 2.7 30.2 72.1
Claw 1 heights
 External primary branch 24 10.0 – 13.1 22.8 – 33.1 11.4 27.5 1.0 2.3 11.7 27.9
 External secondary branch 24 7.6 – 12.5 18.2 – 28.1 9.1 21.8 1.2 2.7 10.1 24.1
 Internal primary branch 26 9.5 – 12.4 21.9 – 31.2 11.0 26.4 0.8 2.3 11.6 27.7
 Internal secondary branch 26 6.9 – 11.5 16.0 – 26.5 8.7 21.0 1.2 2.8 8.6 20.5
Claw 2 heights
 External primary branch 26 10.9 – 13.4 25.2 – 34.3 12.0 28.8 0.7 2.3 12.2 29.1
 External secondary branch 26 7.8 – 11.8 18.5 – 29.8 9.5 22.9 1.1 2.8 10.2 24.3
 Internal primary branch 28 9.9 – 12.7 24.0 – 33.9 11.2 26.9 0.7 2.2 11.6 27.7
 Internal secondary branch 27 7.0 – 10.3 17.3 – 27.0 8.6 20.7 0.8 2.2 9.2 22.0
Claw 3 heights
 External primary branch 28 10.0 – 13.6 24.5 – 35.8 12.0 29.0 0.9 2.8 12.3 29.4
 External secondary branch 26 7.1 – 11.3 18.5 – 26.5 9.4 22.6 1.0 2.4 10.1 24.1
 Internal primary branch 26 9.5 – 12.9 22.2 – 32.9 11.3 27.0 0.9 2.3 11.5 27.4
 Internal secondary branch 23 6.7 – 10.8 16.0 – 26.2 8.6 20.7 1.0 2.6 9.0 21.5
Claw 4 heights
 Anterior primary branch 16 11.6 – 13.8 28.2 – 36.0 13.0 31.2 0.6 2.1 12.4 29.6
 Anterior secondary branch 16 7.8 – 10.5 19.1 – 26.4 9.3 22.4 0.7 2.2 10.0 23.9
 Posterior primary branch 12 11.6 – 15.1 27.6 – 38.5 13.4 32.2 1.1 3.0 14.0 33.4
 Posterior secondary branch 11 7.1 – 11.5 16.5 – 27.4 10.0 23.5 1.3 3.1 11.5 27.4