Mound 8

Cone shaped mounds located in central Brazil.

Species

  • Cornitermes sp.
  • Labiotermes sp.
  • Procornitermes sp.

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
15° 13' 60" S, 47° 42' W
Elevation
1000m
Conditions
Grassland/Cerrado
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:29.5C°

Mean Temperature:23C°

Coldest Month:14.3C°

0C°

On average, 1170mm of rain fall here each year, with 696mm (or 59.49%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of dark red clayey ferralsols. Clay in these soils tends to primarily be inactive kaolinite.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1401050
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Oliveira, M. I. L. d., Brunet, D., Mitja, D., Cardoso, W. d. S., Benito, N. P., Guimarães, M. d. F., and Brossard, M. (2011). "Incidence of epigeal nest-building termites in Brachiaria pastures in the Cerrado." Incidência de térmitas de ninhos epígeos em pastagens de Brachiaria no Cerrado., 33(1), 181-185.

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.

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