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Table 9 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of the eggs of Macrobiotus pseudopallarii sp. nov. from Montenegro (ME.007) 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 30 63.8 – 81.8 73.8 4.3
Egg full diameter 30 85.7 – 115.4 103.0 7.4
Process height 90 12.1 – 23.4 16.2 2.4
Process base width 90 10.2 – 21.0 15.5 1.9
Process base/height ratio 90 67% – 139% 97% 16%
Interprocess distance 90 2.0 – 8.4 4.5 1.5
Number of processes on the egg circumference 30 10 – 14 12.5 1.0