Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 0 NC Records

Sigmoria rubromarginata austrimontis Shelley, 1981 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 496.02
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This subspecies appears to be restricted to the South Mountains of North Carolina
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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: Although not specifically described by Shelley (1981), presumably this subspecies is primarily a cove-inhabitant, as he describes for the species as a whole
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNRTNR] [SHS1]
State Protection:
Comments: This subspecies appears to be narrowly endemic to the South Mountains of North Carolina. The only records we have for this form are from 1978 (included in Shelley, 1981). Consequently, surveys are needed to confirm its current status within the state and globally.