Mound 42

Mushroom shaped mounds located in Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

Species

  • Cubitermes spp.

Shape Classes

  • Mushroom

Location

Conditions
Forest
Köppen Class
Af

Additional Notes

Mounds found in the forest (see A in photo), are significantly larger than mounds found in the nearby savannah (see B in photo).

Sources

Perna, A., Jost, C., Couturier, E., Valverde, S., Douady, S. e., and Theraulaz, G. (2008). "The structure of gallery networks in the nests of termite Cubitermes spp. revealed by X-ray tomography." Naturwissenschaften, 95(9), 877-884.

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.

Photo Source: Perna, A., Jost, C., Couturier, E., Valverde, S., Douady, S. e., and Theraulaz, G. (2008). "The structure of gallery networks in the nests of termite Cubitermes spp. revealed by X-ray tomography." Naturwissenschaften, 95(9), 877-884.