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Table 3 Comparative morphometric data for Perostrongylus falciformis obtained in the present study. Measurements are in micrometres unless indicated otherwise

From: Validity of genus Perostrongylus Schlegel, 1934 with new data on Perostrongylus falciformis (Schlegel, 1933) in European badgers, Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758): distribution, life-cycle and pathology

Country Romania Germanya
 Male (n = 8) (n = 1)
Body length (mm) 11.9–23.7 26.0
Body width 136–328 160
Cuticle thickness at mid-body 4–5 nd
Distance excretory pore to cephalic end 106–136 nd
Distance anus to caudal end 38–60 40
Oesophagus length (total) 207–395 209
Oesophagus length (cylindrical part) 137–145 131
Spicules length
 Shorter spicule 97–132 117b
 Longer spicule 103–150  
Spicules maximum width 17–23 18
Gubernaculum length 39–54 48
 Female (n = 3)  
Body length (mm) 23–26
Body width 135–314
Cuticle thickness at mid-body 6–7
Distance excretory pore to cephalic end 132–222
Oesophagus length 267–273
Distance vulva to anus 94–105
Distance vulva to caudal end 176–184
Distance anus to caudal end 77–83
Larva (n = 50)
Body length 310–408
Body maximum width 14–28
  1. Abbreviation: nd not determined
  2. aNo females and larvae were measured from Germany
  3. bThe specimen was photographed from lateral view and only one spicule was visible