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Table 2 Descriptive statistics (mean ± SD) for 10 morphometric variables from each species.

From: Unexpected species diversity of Malagasy primates (Lepilemur spp.) in the same biogeographical zone: a morphological and molecular approach with the description of two new species

  L. aeeclis
(n = 5)
L. edwardsi
(n = 11)
  L. sp. nov. in IRS II
(n = 6)
  L. sp. nov. in IRS III
(n = 8)
  L. sahamalazensis
(n = 7)
  L. dorsalis
(n = 30)
  L. ankaranensis
(n = 26)
  L. mustelinus
(n = 7)
Results of ANOVA
Variable Mean SD Mean SD   Mean SD   Mean SD   Mean SD   Mean SD   Mean SD   Mean SD df F p
Ear length [mm] 30.72 0.83 31.75 1.93   33.60 0.99   33.41 2.10 ** 26.73 1.79   25.59 1.52 ** 28.79 1.71 ** 31.93 3.11 7 37.081 0.000
Head width [mm] 36.38 0.83 34.93 1.36 * 37.88 2.24   37.61 2.29 ** 34.00 1.37   34.69 1.72   34.12 1.97 ** 38.36 2.33 7 9.105 0.000
Snout length [mm] 15.50 1.13 17.52 2.25 ** 21.00 0.83   19.34 1.45 ** 15.10 1.05   14.74 1.69   13.97 1.67 ** 18.66 2.14 7 23.894 0.000
Intraorbital distance [mm] 13.60 0.65 14.51 0.79   15.40 1.04   15.29 1.12 ** 13.31 0.96 ** 12.08 0.89   12.34 0.76   12.79 1.17 7 25.088 0.000
Interorbital distance [mm] 36.98 0.80 37.80 1.33   36.05 1.92   36.88 0.82   34.96 1.39 ** 36.82 1.45 ** 35.48 1.13 ** 38.41 1.77 7 7.470 0.000
Lower leg length [mm] 96.30 1.37 96.22 5.37   101.37 3.63   105.44 2.91   99.27 1.40   98.05 5.88   99.74 3.69 ** 113.30 3.94 7 12.874 0.000
Hind foot length [mm] 48.14 2.98 51.96 2.68   50.23 1.43   51.76 3.45   49.00 2.01   49.83 2.31   48.90 2.51 ** 54.94 1.45 7 6.953 0.000
3rd toe length [mm] 21.16 0.90 22.24 1.47   22.37 1.62   23.75 1.60   21.70 0.82   20.61 2.38   20.80 1.13 ** 25.76 2.91 7 9.127 0.000
Tail length [mm] 260.00 16.58 279.73 14.64 ** 253.00 13.58 ** 280.63 15.24   257.57 11.87   263.40 15.53   267.88 17.73   252.57 16.16 7 4.006 0.001
Tail circumference [mm] 34.80 0.84 35.73 3.26   40.33 3.27 * 35.25 3.58   33.14 4.38   34.40 2.19   34.42 1.60 ** 42.43 6.83 7 9.046 0.000
Body mass [g] 795.20 80.79 934.73 109.06   938.50 116.15   939.50 96.97 ** 673.57 120.13   713.07 93.24   706.31 61.71 ** 964.57 96.27 7 20.680 0.000
  1. Two asterisks indicate significant differences (p≤0.05) and one asterisk indicate a statistical trend (0.05≤p<0.1) between the neighbouring species/columns.