Name details

Mount Tuatara

Tuatara, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Tuatara  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139428

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A mountain on the southern side of the Byrd Glacier, rising to 1642m.

Named For

Discovered by the Northern Party of the New Zealand Geological and Survey Antarctic Expedition (1960-61) who so named it because the long spiny summit ridge resembled a "lizard". Tuatara are however, Sphenodonts, not lizards (under Squamata), the last extant species of the group in the order Rhynchoephalia. The word tuatara in te reo Maori also means peaks/spines on the back.

Location

Latitude:
80° 33' 33.0" S
-80.55918°
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Longitude:
158° 20' 00.6" E
158.33351°
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Altitude:
1636 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

NULL

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
24-May-1961

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