Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 9 NC Records

Dixioria wrighti Hoffman, 1956 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 453.00
Species Status: Once considered a subspecies of Dixioria pela but raised to full species status by Shelley and Whitehead (1986). The type locality is Grandfather Mountain.
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Restricted to a narrow area of the Blue Ridge Province, from the Escarpment westward to barely into 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: [W3]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] [S2S3]
State Protection:
Comments: This species is nearly endemic to North Carolina and known from only a small area within our northern mountains. Surveys are needed to confirm its current status.