Mound 18

Cone shaped mounds located in Namibia.

These mounds are generally topped with a single, slightly leaning spire.

Species

  • Macrotermes michaelseni
  • Macrotermes sp.
  • Odontotermes sp.

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
19° 48' 53" S, 14° 22' 21" E
Elevation
850m
Conditions
Woodland/grasslands
Köppen Class
BWh

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:30.2C°

Mean Temperature:20.8C°

Coldest Month:8.8C°

0C°

On average, 270mm of rain fall here each year, with 193mm (or 71.48%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil includes lithic leptosols and eutric regosols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1632016
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Zeidler, J., Hanrahan, S., and Scholes, M. (2002). "Termite species richness, composition and diversity on five farms in southern Kunene region, Namibia." African Zoology, 37(1), 7-11.

ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.

Photo Source: Photo Credit: Jan van Oosthuizan http://www.panoramio.com/photo/73412668