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Table 2 Main morphological differences between adult female (F) and nymph (N) life stages of Ixodes woyliei and described species of Exopalpiger and Endopalpiger. Morphological differences between life stages are noted with (F) or (N); otherwise traits are the same for both

From: Morphological and molecular description of Ixodes woyliei n. sp. (Ixodidae) with consideration for co-extinction with its critically endangered marsupial host

Ixodes spp. Enlarged palpal article 1 Anal groove Armed coxae Syncoxae Dentition Cornua Lateral carinae
I. woyliei partially ensheathe mouthparts open yes no 6/6 (F) 4/4 (N) mild (F) no (N) yes
I. australiensis a partially ensheathe mouthparts closed (F) open (N) yes yes 4/4 yes (F) no (N) no
I. tasmani a partially ensheathe mouthparts open no yes 4/4 (F) 2/2 (N) no no
I. hydromydis a partially ensheathe mouthparts open no yes 3/3 (F) 2/2 (N) no no
I. victoriensis b partially ensheathe mouthparts open yes yes 5/5 (F) 4/4 (N) yes (F) no (N) yes
I. fecialis a do not ensheathe mouthparts open no yes 2/2 no yes
I. vestitus a do not ensheathe mouthparts open no no 2/2 no fine
I. antechini a do not ensheathe mouthparts open one minute on 1st coxa yes 2/2 no yes
  1. aDescription as per Roberts [1]
  2. bDescription as per Weaver [17]