Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 1 NC Records

Falloria aphelorioides (Shelley, 1986) - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 465.00
Species Status: The type locality is Monroe County, Tennessee (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This species occupies a narrow range between the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee Rivers; in North Carolina, it is confined to the western fringe of Swain County, although populations in Graham County are also expected to occur (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: According to Shelley and Whitehead (1986) this species "inhabits moist rhododendron coves"
See also Habitat Account for Acidic Montane Cove Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR][SHS1]
State Protection:
Comments: This species is known in North Carolina from a single, historic record. Surveys need to be conducted in order to determine its current status.