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Table 5 Measurements (in micrometres) of first- (L1), second- (L2) and third-stage (L3) larvae (n = 10 each) of Perostrongylus falciformis

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

Measurements L1 L2 L3 Reference
Body length 247–352
(317 ± 41)
403–443
(421 ± 13)
459–496
(484 ± 12)
Present study
270–370 350–420 340–440 [11]
380–440 [63]
Maximum body width 13–18
(14 ± 1)
30–33
(31 ± 1)
23–33
(27 ± 3)
Present study
10–17 26 30–32 [11]
24-27 [63]
Tail length 23–37
(32 ± 5)
35–46
(41 ± 3)
30–43
(39 ± 4)
Present study
33–40 30–46 [11]
Oesophagus length 99–163
(132 ± 25)
145–161
(153 ± 5)
162–196
(173 ± 10)
Present study
130–150 161 130–183 [11]
Intestine length 130–150 204 176–260 [11]
Genital primordium, distance from posterior extremity 66–117
(88 ± 17)
109–166
(141 ± 15)
Present study
Nerve ring, distance from anterior extremity 66–76
(72 ± 3)
Present study
85–90 [11]
Excretory pore, distance from anterior extremity 76–92
(84 ± 6)
Present study
90–100 75–90 [11]
Ratio oesophagus length to body length 0.399–0.464 0.359–0.362 0.352–0.395 Present study
Ratio distance from posterior extremity to genital primordium to body length 0.267–0.331 0.237–0.334 Present study
Anus to posterior extremity 30 40 30 [11]