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Table 3 Average/standard deviation and minimum–maximum values for six biometric characters for Orthotomus lineages

From: On the genetic distinctiveness of tailorbirds (Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the South-east Asian mainland with the description of a new subspecies

Lineage Culmen length (mm) Bill width (mm) Bill height (mm) Tarsus length (mm) Wing chord (mm) Culmen length/wing chord
r. borneonensis 17.55/0.62 (16.4‒18.3)
(n = 8)
2.65/0.26 (2.3‒3.0)
(n = 8)
2.59/0.08 (2.5‒2.7)
(n = 8)
19.18/0.95 (17.9‒20.85)
(n = 8)
47.44/1.8 (45‒50.5)
(n = 8)
0.37/0.022 (0.34‒0.40)
(n = 8)
r. cineraceus 16.87/0.51 (16.2‒17.6)
(n = 9)
2.74/0.16 (2.5‒3.0)
(n = 10)
2.62/0.16 (2.4‒2.9)
(n = 10)
19.06/0.66 (17.95‒19.8)
(n = 7)
48.0/2.70 (43‒51)
(n = 9)
0.35/0.017 (0.34‒0.38)
(n = 8)
r. ‘ssp.’ 16.38/0.76 (15.6‒17.6)
(n = 5)
3.02/0.04 (3.0‒3.1)
(n = 5)
2.98/0.15 (2.8‒3.2)
(n = 5)
18.6/0.58 (17.85‒19.35)
(n = 5)
49.5/2.57 (46‒53)
(n = 5)
0.33/0.011 (0.32‒0.35)
(n = 5)
a. atrogularis 16.92/0.62 (16.2‒17.7)
(n = 6)
2.62/0.16 (2.4‒2.8)
(n = 6)
2.42/0.12 (2.2‒2.5)
(n = 6)
18.68/0.21 (18.4‒18.9)
(n = 5)
43.42/1.72 (41‒46)
(n = 6)
0.39/0.02 (0.36‒0.41)
(n = 6)
a. nitidus 16.56/0.60 (15.3‒17.8)
(n = 40)
2.63/0.17 (2.3‒3.0)
(n = 41)
2.57/0.19 (2.2‒3.2)
(n = 41)
18.73/0.65 (17.5‒19.9)
(n = 42)
43.84/1.85 (40‒48)
(n = 44)
0.38/0.018 (0.34‒0.41)
(n = 40)
s. sepium 16.78/1.10 (14.5‒17.9)
(n = 10)
2.65/0.35 (2.3‒3.4)
(n = 10)
2.57/0.19 (2.2‒2.9)
(n = 10)
18.92/0.69 (17.55‒20)
(n = 10)
45.65/1.80 (41‒47)
(n = 10)
0.37/0.03 (0.31‒0.41)
(n = 10)
s. hesperius 19.9/0.95 (18.8‒20.5)
(n = 3)
2.97/0.15 (2.8‒3.1)
(n = 3)
3.0/0.15 (2.9‒3.2)
(n = 3)
21.25/0.49 (20.9‒21.6)
(n = 2)
53.0/3.0 (50‒56)
(n = 3)
0.38/0.03 (0.355‒0.376)
(n = 3)
s. sericeus 19.08/0.57 (18.3‒20.1)
(n = 8)
3.16/0.26 (2.6‒3.1)
(n = 7)
2.98/0.25 (2.6‒3.2)
(n = 5)
21.1/1.04 (19.6‒22.3)
(n = 9)
51.94/2.88 (47.5‒55)
(n = 9)
0.365/0.018 (0.34‒0.40)
(n = 8)
derbianus 19.1
(n = 1)
3.0
(n = 1)
3.2
(n = 1)
20.4
(n = 1)
50
(n = 1)
0.38
(n = 1)
  1. The morphological characters are culmen length, bill width at nostril, bill height at nostril, tarsus length (average of the left and right tarsus when possible) and wing chord (longest measurement of the left or ring wing). All characters but wing length were measured to the nearest 0.1 mm. Wing length was measured to the nearest 0.5 mm