, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 116–121

Lenticular soil mounds in the Kenya highlands

  • Johanna P. E. C. Darlington
Original Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00378562

Cite this article as:
Darlington, J.P.E.C. Oecologia (1985) 66: 116. doi:10.1007/BF00378562


Soil mounds in moist grassland at moderate altitudes in the Kenya Highlands have recently been interpreted as being formed by burrowing molerats. Evidence is presented here that these mounds contain active nests of Odontotermes spp. and are likely to have been built by the termites.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna P. E. C. Darlington
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  1. 1.Section of EntomologyNational Museums of KenyaNairobiKenya, Africa