Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 6 NC Records

Dixioria pela (Chamberlin, 1918) - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 451.00
Species Status: The type locality is Burbank, Carter County, Tennessee (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This species is restricted to a fairly narrow band located on the north side of the Nolichucky River, extending from the Blue Ridge Escarpment to close to the edge of the Ridge and Valley Province in Tennessee (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Shelley and Whitehead (1986) describe this species as "cove-dwelling"
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G2 [SHS2]
State Protection:
Comments: This species is restricted to a narrow range in the Blue Ridge Province. Our most current records date from 1980 (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986) and surveys are needed to confirm its status within North Carolina.