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Insectes Sociaux

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 325–328 | Cite as

The shape and growth of the mounds of the termitesTrinervitermes geminatus (Wasmann) andCubitermes curtatus Silvestri (Isoptera: Termitidae) in northern Guinea savanna west Africa

  • J. A. H. Benzie
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Summary

This paper reports basic data on the variation in mound shape of two common species of west african savanna termites,T. geminatus andC. curtatus.

Keywords

Basic Data Common Species African Savanna Guinea Savanna Northern Guinea Savanna 

Form und GröBe von Erdhügeln der Termiten Trinervitermes geminatus (Wasmann) und Cubitermes curtatus Silvestri (Isoptera: Termitidae) in der nördlichen Guinea Savanne, West Africa

Zusammenfassung

Dieser Bericht enthält grundlegende Daten zur Variationstreite der Form von Erdhügel bei zwei häufig verkommenden Termitenarten der westafrikanischer Savanne,T. geminatus undC. curtatus.

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© Masson 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. H. Benzie
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland
  2. 2.Department of Population Biology, Research School of Biological SciencesThe Australian National UniversityCanberra CityAustralia

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