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Table 2 List of morphological characters (character numbers, name of character, character states)

From: Phylogenetic analysis of the Australasian paralysis ticks and their relatives (Ixodidae: Ixodes: Sternalixodes)

No. Feature or structure Character states
0 1 2 3
1. Hypostome - 1 lanceolate spatulate   
2. Hypostome - 2 blunt bluntly-pointed acutely pointed  
3. Hypostome - 3 Not bilobed bilobed   
4. Dentition - 1 3/3 apically 4/4 apically 5/5 apically  
5. Dentition - 2 only 3/3 mid-hypostome 4/4 and 3/3 mid-hypostome   
6. Dentition - 3 2/2 basally 3/3 basally (1)   
7. Palpal article 1-1 does not ensheath mouthparts ensheathes basal portion of mouthparts   
8. Palpal article 1-2 no internal horn-like projection internal horn-like projection   
9. Palpal article 1-3 rounded dorsally rectangular dorsally sub-rectangular dorsally triangular dorsally
10. Palpal articles 2 and 3-1 separate faint suture present between articles fused
11. Palpal articles 2 and 3-2 short and broad long and slender   
12. Palpal article 2 and 3-3 distal spur absent distal spur present   
13. Auriculae absent present   
14. Cornua absent present   
15. Ventral posterior lobe on basis capituli absent present   
16. Porose areas separated by equal to or less than half their width separated by more than half their width   
17. Median depression between porose areas present absent   
18. Dorsal lateral carina(e) on basis capituli - 2 absent not extending to base of hypostome extending to base of hypostome  
19. Dorsal carinae on basis capituli median carina present median carina absent   
20. Ventral lateral carinae on basis capituli - 2 absent not extending to base of hypostome extending to base of hypostome  
21. Ventral carinae on basis capituli - 3 no carinae two carinae three carinae  
22. Scutum - 1 longer than wide wider than long as long as wide  
23. Scutum - 2 lateral carinae absent lateral carinae present   
24. Scutum - 3 cervical grooves extending less than halfway down scutum cervical grooves extending halfway or more down scutum   
25. Scutum - 4 emarginations absent emarginations present   
26. Scapulae absent present   
27. Sternal plate - (0), (1) absent present   
28. Genital aperture level with third intercoxal space level with mid-fourth intercoxal space   
29. Coxae I external spur present external spur absent   
30. Coxae II external spur present external spur absent   
31. Coxae III external spur present external spur absent   
32. Coxae IV external spur present external spur absent   
33. Syncoxae Present Absent   
34. Ridges/rugosities - 1 absent on coxa I present on coxa I   
35. Ridges/rugosities - 2 absent on coxa II present on coxa II   
36. Ridges/rugosities - 3 absent on coxa III present on coxa III   
37. Ridges/rugosities - 4 absent on coxa IV present on coxa IV   
38. Anal groove does not meet posteriorly meets posteriorly