Marakele National Park (M1)
Basic information
Sample name: Marakele National Park (M1)

Reference: C. S. Schoeman and S. H. Foord. 2012. A checklist of epigaeic ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Marakele National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. Koedoe 54(1):1-7 [ER 516]
Country: South Africa
State: Limpopo

Coordinate: 24° 23' S, 27° 37' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "near the town of Thabazimbi" (coordinate based on Marakele National Park)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 23.0
CMT: 11.7
MAP: 625.0
Habitat comments: "Western Sandy Bushveld"
MAP said in text to be 500 to 750 mm; CMT and WMT based on climate station 68262 (Pretoria), which is at a similar altitude and has consistent rainfall
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1738
Years: 2010
Nets or traps: 24
Net or trap nights: 120
Sampling comments: "24 pitfall traps... were placed 20 m apart" and "left out for a period of 5 days"
Sample: 885
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-29 21:27:24
Modified: 2014-04-29 21:27:24
Abundance distribution
42 species
9 singletons
total count 1738
extrapolated richness: 53.9
Fisher's α: 7.754
geometric series k: 0.8618
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8261
Shannon's H: 2.2388
Good's u: 0.9948
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.