Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 14 NC Records

Dixioria watauga (Shelley, 1986) - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 452.00
Species Status: The type locality is Blowing Rock (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This species appears to be endemic to North Carolina and is nearly confined to Watauga County (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
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 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 describe this species as primarily a cove-inhabitant but that also occurs away from stream valleys and is often found in the residential areas of Blowing Rock and Boone
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] [S2S3]
State Protection:
Comments: This is a narrowly distributed North Carolina endemic. Although it has fairly broad habitat requirements for a member of this genus, it should be considered of significant conservation concern due to its extremely small range.