Mound 52

Sub-conical mounds located in Argentina.

Height: 1.3m, Diameter: 1.1m

Species

  • Cornitermes cumulans

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
26° 10' S, 58° 55' 60" W
Elevation
70m
Conditions
Grasslands
Köppen Class
Cfa

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:34.4C°

Mean Temperature:21.8C°

Coldest Month:9.1C°

0C°

On average, 1150mm of rain fall here each year, with 392mm (or 34.09%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soils are primarily mollic solonetz.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
147818
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Cosarinsky, M. I. (2011). "The nest growth of the neotropical mound-building termite, Cornitermes cumulans: a micromorphological analysis." Journal of insect science (Online), 11, 122.

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: Pumpy http://pumpernickelontour.com/category/the-2010-bike-trip/brazil/