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Range DescriptionThis species can be found in the southern Appalachian reaches of eastern USA. More specifically, it is known to occur in the Blue Ridge physiographic province of southwestern North Carolina west of French Broad River, and immediately adjacent Tennessee; also northern Rabun County, Georgia, and Oconee, Pickens, Abbeville and Anderson counties, South Carolina (Highton 1983, Petranka 1998), and Unicoi Mountains in Monroe and Polk counties, and the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevier and Cocke counties, in Tennessee (Redmond and Scott 1996). It can be found at elevations up to 1,550 m asl (Petranka 1998). Its range, here taken as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO), is estimated to be 13,508 km2 (Raffaëlli 2007).