Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 4 NC Records

Sigmoria stenogon Chamberlin, 1942 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 499.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, GBIF                                                                                 
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This species appears to be endemic to a small are in the Blue Ridge east of the Pisgah Ridge and south of Hickory Nut Gorge (Shelley, 1981)
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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: Shelley (1981) describes 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] [S1S3]
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Comments: This species is endemic to a small area within the North Carolina Blue Ridge escarpment. This species has several recent records but needs to be more intensively surveyed in order to determine it overall range and specific habitat requirements.