Name details

Basilisk Crag

Basilisk Crag (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Basilisk Crag  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 122258

Feature type: Crag

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A NE trending linear serrated cliff rising to about 70 m above sea level on the SE shore of Griffin Cove, Livingston Island. The cliff is one of several features given the name of "fabulous beasts" in the Williams Point area. Named by UK-APC (1998) after the Basilisk, king of the serpents. A gigantic monster with the body of a cock, iron claws, and beak, a triple snake's tail and a fatal stare. Also the name of a present day lizard which the feature could crudely resemble.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 28' 16.0" S
- 62.47111°
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Longitude:
60° 08' 29.0" W
- 60.14139°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1998

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