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Table 1 Mean measurements and ranges (in mm) for distinct sets of specimens of Neusticomys; specimen QCAZ 7830 is the holotype of N. vossi sp. nov

From: A new species of fish-eating rat, genus Neusticomys (Sigmodontinae), from Ecuador

  N. monticolus ♀ N. monticolus N. monticolus Antiquia N. vossi sp. nov. ♀ N. vossi sp. nov. ♂ QCAZ 7830
TL 216.56 (196–287) 226.44 (187–313) 206.8 (191–217) 199.5 (188–211) 205.57 (193–221) 211
HBL 115.67 (95–195) 122.88 (96–211) 106.8 (100–112) 102.82 (97–110.99) 105.17 (101–108) 110.99
LT 100.89 (90–109) 103.56 (87–114) 100 (91–105) 101.25 (96–108) 99 (92–108) 108
HFC 25.56 (25–26) 26.25 (24–36) 24.8 (24–26) 26 (25–27) 25.43 (24–27) 27
EC 10 (6–12) 10.25 (8–14) 11 (11–11) 10.25 (8–13) 9.86 (9–11) 13
CIL 24.36 (23.1–25) 24.96 (24.2–25.8) 23.75 (22.7–24.9) 23.7 (23.2–25.01) 24.13 (23.4–24.9) 25.01
LD 6.01 (5.5–6.2) 6.09 (5.4–6.6) 5.76 (5.5–6.1) 5.66 (5.34–6.1) 6.04 (5.7–6.4) 6.1
LM 4.16 (4–4.91) 4.07 (3.9–4.4) 4.06 (3.9–4.1) 4.12 (4–4.2) 4.09 (4–4.3) 4.17
LIF 4.74 (4.3–5.9) 4.69 (4.4–5.06) 4.46 (4.2–4.7) 4.39 (4.11–4.7) 4.86 (4.7–5.2) 4.45
BIT 1.44 (1.3–1.75) 1.44 (1.3–1.6) 1.42 (1.4–1.5) 1.28 (1.1–1.47) 1.27 (1.2–1.4) 1.47
BIF 2.11 (1.9–2.4) 2.09 (1.9–2.3) 2.16 (2.1–2.2) 1.99 (1.97–2) 2.15 (2–2.3) 1.99
BPB 2.93 (2.7–3.1) 2.96 (2.7–3.4) 2.88 (2.5–3.3) 2.87 (2.7–3.14) 2.85 (2.6–3.1) 3.14
LN 9.65 (8.6–11.24) 9.48 (8.5–10.2) 9.74 (9.2–10.7) 9.1 (8.81–9.5) 9.46 (8.9–10.1) 8.89
BN 2.89 (2.6–3.2) 2.99 (2.7–3.2) 2.94 (2.7–3.1) 2.37 (2.27–2.52) 2.7 (2.5–3) 2.52
LIB 4.81 (4.6–5) 4.85 (4.6–5.2) 4.84 (4.6–5.1) 4.59 (4.5–4.67) 4.61 (4.4–4.9) 4.57
ZB 12.83 (12.2–13.3) 13.16 (12.3–13.4) 12.1 (12.1–12.1) 12.03 (11.73–12.49) 12.54 (11.9–13) 12.49
BB 12.13 (11.8–12.3) 12.16 (11.7–12.5) 11.38 (11.2–11.5) 11.73 (11.52–11.91) 12.13 (11.9–12.5) 11.91
BZP 1.31 (1–2.06) 1.14 (1–1.3) 1.02 (0.9–1.1) 1.17 (1.1–1.25) 1.13 (1.1–1.3) 1.25
BM1 1.45 (1.4–1.57) 1.44 (1.3–1.5) 1.44 (1.3–1.6) 1.22 (1.01–1.4) 1.38 (1.3–1.5) 1.16
HI 4.3 (2.36–4.9) 4.68 (4.1–5.2) 4.36 (4–4.7) 3.77 (3.03–4.3) 4.49 (4.2–5) 3.03
DI 1.33 (1–1.5) 1.42 (1.3–1.5) 1.42 (1.4–1.5) 1.21 (1.2–1.23) 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 1.23
BOC 7.09 (6.7–7.39) 7.04 (6.6–7.5) 6.75 (6.6–7) 6.65 (6.47–6.8) 6.85 (6.8–7) 6.63
  1. Measurements acronyms and definitions are found in Voss (1988)