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Table 1

Comparison of selected characters (range of measurements if available) of E. paryavae n. sp. (Ep) with two closely related species of the pterostichi species group: E. fischeri (Ef) and E. teteri (Et). Dashes (–) denote absence of the character. Characters for which the data are obscured/not available in the original descriptions are given as question marks (?). Letters v and m indicate vestigial and mirosetae, respectively. Abbreviations: L. (length), S. (stylet), Gn. (gnathosoma), Gen. cap. (genital capsule), Ch. (chelicera), Sol. (solenidion), Ta (tarsus), Ti (tibia), Fe (femur).

Life stage Female
Male
Larval female
Character Ep Ef Et Ep Ef Et Ep Ef Et
Gn. L. 68–86 45–48 45 33–36 26–29 29–32 35–39 31 35–38
Ch. S. L. 63–68 33–34 38 23–26 19–22 22 30–33 22 32–34
Setae ch 19–26 17–19 15 17–21 2–4 5 21–24 17 20–25
Setae su 3–5 5–6 14 3–4 2–3 8 3–4 3 10–12
Setae v1 4–5 5–6 10 2–3 2 ? 3–44 5 15
Setae sc1 7–8 6–7 9 4–6 2 ? 6–7 3 9–10
Setae sc2 35–38 32–42 59 52–65 48 38–45 65–75 74 80
Setae c1 8–10 3–5 5 4–5 2 ? 7–9 3 8–12
Setae c2 9–11 5–6 7 6–7 2 ? 7–9 4 10
Setae d 8–9 3–5 7 5–6 ? ? 6–8 4 10
Setae f 7–8 5 5 3–4 ? ? 7–8 4 7–10
Setae h1 9–12 m 130–140 43 60–62
Setae h2 29–32 16 5–7
Setae 1a 3–4 2 m 2 v m–3 2–3 m 4
Setae 2a 3–4 2–3 7 3 v 3 2–3 m 5–6
Setae 3a 7–8 4–5 ? 5–6 v ? 5–6 3 ?
Setae 3b 5–6 7 3 4 ? m 5–6 4 5
Gen. cap. L. 31–34 25–38 38
Gen. cap. W. 25–30 27–30 32
Sol. Ta I ω 3–4 3 5 2 2–3 5 2 3 4–5
Sol. Ti I φ 5–7 7–10 7 4–5 7–8 5–7 4–5 6 8–13
Sol. Ta II ω ? 5 2–3 5 3 5
Fe I seta v″ 15 10–18 10
Fe I seta l m–1 ~3–4 2 ~1 2–3 ~2
Ta III seta pl 20–24 15–17 15 18–20 12 10–15 20–23 13 15–18

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