Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 3 NC Records

Sigmoria simplex Shelley, 1981 - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 498.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google                                                                                 
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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Dates:
 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 (1981) described this species as "cove-dwelling".
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [W3]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] [SHS3]
State Protection:
Comments: This species appears to be endemic to North Carolina, where it has been found in a three-county area surrounding Little Switzerland (Shelley, 1981). Currently, we do not know of any records more recent than 1978.