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Table 3 Morphological measurements of the two different morphotypes of male Rhipicephalus turanicus collected from nestling Eurasian eagle owls (Bubo bubo)

From: Five ixodid tick species including two morphotypes of Rhipicephalus turanicus on nestlings of Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) from south-eastern Bulgaria

  Morphotype t*
‘Small’ ‘Large’
Mean SE Mean SE
Idiosoma length 3275.92 48.71 4266.39 112.35 −8.089
Scutum length 2427.57 31.70 3035.82 63.45 −8.575
Scutum breadth 1582.19 33.41 2051.76 40.04 −9.005
Gnathosoma length 574.97 9.71 756.41 30.08 −5.739
Gnathosoma breadth 623.28 10.14 775.92 23.93 −5.873
Adanal plate length 706.01 18.26 996.60 36.41 −7.135
Adanal plate breadth 269.63 11.11 389.06 13.91 −6.708
Coxa II. length 370.23 7.29 492.74 21.42 −5.414
Coxa II. breadth 276.01 4.55 361.76 9.29 −8.288
  1. All measurements are in μm, showing the mean and SE for the 10 individuals measured
  2. *All tests two-tailed and significant at p < 0.001