Mound 32

Dome shaped mounds located in Brazil.

Species

  • Neocapritermes braziliensis

Shape Classes

  • Dome

Location

GPS
2° 27' 17" S, 60° 3' 29" W
Elevation
85m
Conditions
Terra Firme Forest
Köppen Class
Am

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:32.7C°

Mean Temperature:26.7C°

Coldest Month:22.4C°

0C°

On average, 2479mm of rain fall here each year, with 836mm (or 33.72%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of humic ferralsols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
134462
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Constantino, R. (1991). Notes on Neocapritermes Holmgren, with Description of Two New Species from the Amazon Basin (Isoptera, Termitidae, Termitinae), Departamento de Zoologie do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi.

Lima Pequeno, P. A. C., Franklin, E., Venticinque, E. M., and Serrão Acioli, A. N. (2013). "The scaling of colony size with nest volume in termites: a role in population dynamics?" Ecological Entomology, 38(5), 515-521.

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

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: Pedro Lima Pequeno http://www.termiteweb.com/termites-of-the-amazon-rainforest-3/