Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 2 NC Records

Pachydesmus crassicutis incursus Chamberlin, 1939 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 478.02
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This subspecies is known in North Carolina only from a small area in the vicinity of the Kings Mountain-Crowders Mountain cluster of monadnocks located on the North Carolina-South Carolina border (Shelley and Filka, 1978; Filka and Shelley, 1980). This is the northernmost area occupied by this species, whose range extends south into Georgria.
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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: First found in North Carolina in "moist seepage areas" (Shelley and Filka, 1979). Most populations in the Piedmont of South Carolina are associated with hardwood forests but they have also been found in areas dominated by pines.
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5T2 [SHS1]
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Comments: This species is known only from historic records, all from the vicinity of Kings and Crowders Mountains. Filka and Shelley (1980) considered this species to be endangered in North Carolina.