Overview

Distribution

endemic to a single state or province

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Global Range: Currently known only from Heller Cave, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, although further surveys may reveal additional populations outside the type locality (USFWS 2012).

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat Type: Terrestrial

Comments: Typhlogastrura are normally associated with guano or scat although they are also found on rotted wood. They are often found on pool surfaces, but these are almost certainly trapped there accidentally (Christiansen and Wang 2006).

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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: This is the most Northeastern Nearctic species of the genus (Christiansen and Wang 2006).

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