Mound 56

Mushroom shaped mounds located in Senegal.

Species

  • Cubitermes nikoloensis

Shape Classes

  • Mushroom

Location

GPS
12° 48' 60" N, 14° 52' 60" W
Elevation
25m
Conditions
Field
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:38.8C°

Mean Temperature:27.1C°

Coldest Month:13.3C°

0C°

On average, 1109mm of rain fall here each year, with 854mm (or 77.01%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soils are eutric gleysols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1561628
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Fall, S., Hamelin, J., Ndiaye, F., Assigbetse, K., Aragno, M., Chotte, J. L., and Brauman, A. (2007). "Differences between bacterial communities in the gut of a soil-feeding termite (Cubitermes niokoloensis) and its mounds." Applied and environmental microbiology, 73(16), 5199-5208.

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.