Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 6 NC Records

Sigmoria triangulata Shelley, 1981 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 501.00
Species Status: The type locality is from 0.9 miles north of Hot Springs in Madison County (Shelley, 1981)
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: North Carolina records all come from the vicinity of Hot Springs; Shelley(1981) also mentions records from Greene and Cocke Counties in the adjoining portions of Tennessee, all from the north side of the French Broad River
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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 triangulata as "a cove-dwelling species"
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR][S1]
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Comments: This species has a small global range, including a restricted area within North Carolina. Consequently, it should be considered a high priority for conservation.