Physical characteristics: They are white or whitish and measure 0.039 inches (1 millimeter) in length. They can only be identified with the aid of a microscope.
Geographic range: This species is found in the eastern United States, however not enough studies have been completed to determine how many states should be included.
Habitat: This species is found in forests and woodlands.
Diet: They probably feed on funguses.
Behavior and reproduction: This species is very active but not well studied. Nothing is known about their mating or reproductive behavior.
Allopauropus carolinensis and people: This species does not impact people or their activities.
Conservation status: This species is not considered endangered or threatened. ■
Allopauropus carolinensis are found in forests and woodlands and probably eat funguses. (Ernest Bernard. Reproduced by permission.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Scheller, U. "The Pauropoda (Myriapoda) of the Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina." Savannah River Plant and National Environmental Research Park Program 17 (1988): 1-99.
Scheller, U. "Pauropoda. The Little Ones Among the Myriapods." ATBI Quarterly 3, No. 4 (2002): 3.
"Pauropoda." Tree of Life Web Project. http://tolweb.org/tree?group= Pauropoda&contgroup=Arthropoda (accessed on November 5, 2004).
Tasmanian Pauropoda. http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/zoology/multipedes/ taspauro/pauintro.html (accessed on November 5, 2004).
Species List by Biome
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