As the data showed, psedoscorpian diversity across the GSMNP was made up mainly from 3 families, Neobisiidae, Garypinidae, and Syarnidae. The family Neobisiidae is diverse, and is common in deciduous forest leaf litter, and is found across North America (Buddle, C., M., 2010). Neobisiidae species can be found in the near arctic, as well as the sub-tropics, making them holoarctic (Hoff, C., C., 1949). The genus Microbisium contains 3 species in eastern North America that are almost indistinguishable from each other, and all three like moist, damp environments. Based on data from environments that receive less rainfall than the GSMNP, Preliminary observation suggests that there is a greater abundance of Microbisium in the GSMNP (Hoff, C., C., 1949). In addition to this, Microbisium were grouped together more frequently than in previous studies, whether this is an indicator of greater density is not currently known (Hoff, C., 1945). The family Garypinidae is generally less diverse compared to the Neobisiidae, and prefers a slightly drier and more rocky environment. Within the genus pseudogarypinidae, there are only four species, three of which occur in the continental united states (Buddle, C., M., 2010). The pseudogarypinidae are also common in bird nests and on and around large mammals. As with the Microbisium, specimens were found in larger groupings as compared to previous studies (Hoff, C., C., 1949). As for the Syarnidae, the literature suggests that only one genus occurs in the eastern United States and Canada, with six species described. However , the Syarnidae have a problematic taxonomic classification, and identifying species is especially challenging (Weygoldt, P., 1969). It is not clear if these particular three families are common in months outside of August to November, however follow up work using specimens gathered in a different part of the year could quickly begin to answer Ecological questions of this type. The remaining samples that were unable to be identified show that greater diversity is present, however further study is needed in order to quantify this.