Mound 19

Cathedral shaped mound located in Nigeria.

This species is known to grow fungi.

Species

  • Macrotermes bellicosus

Shape Classes

  • Cathedral

Location

GPS
8° 56' N, 6° 4' 60" E
Elevation
330m
Conditions
Savannah
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:37.5C°

Mean Temperature:23C°

Coldest Month:19.6C°

0C°

On average, 1100mm of rain fall here each year, with 650mm (or 59.09%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soils are Ultisols and Typic kandiustults.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
172622

Sources

Abe, S. S., Kotegawa, T., Onishi, T., Watanabe, Y., and Wakatsuki, T. (2012). "Soil particle accumulation in termite (Macrotermes bellicosus) mounds and the implications for soil particle dynamics in a tropical savanna Ultisol." Ecological Research, 27(1), 219-227.

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: Abe, S. S., Kotegawa, T., Onishi, T., Watanabe, Y., and Wakatsuki, T. (2012). "Soil particle accumulation in termite (Macrotermes bellicosus) mounds and the implications for soil particle dynamics in a tropical savanna Ultisol." Ecological Research, 27(1), 219-227.