Name details

Asses Ears

Asses Ears (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Asses Ears  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107580

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

three small islands off NW Robert Island, forming part of Potmess Rocks (q.v.) and probably known to the early sealers, were charted and named descriptively by DI in 1934-35 (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; APC, 1960, p.2; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). The Asses(') Ears (Nelson, 1935; BA, 1942, p.42; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.4). Islas Asses Ears (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Roca Orejas de Burro [translation of English name] (Chile. IGM, 1948a, p.99). Islas Orejas de Burro (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.211; Pierrou, 1970, p.567; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.216). Orejas de Burro (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.75). Isla Orejas de Burro, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.216).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 18' 51.6" S
- 62.31433°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 45' 20.9" W
- 59.75581°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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