Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Elephant Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Elephant Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
SW coast of Livingston Island, was charted by Fildes in 1820-21 and named after the elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) (Fildes, 1821b, chart ; 1827, p.459; [incorrectly applied to Miers Bluff (q.v.)] BA, 1930, p.66; APC, 1955, p.9; [correctly applied] APC, 1959a, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). The point was recharted by DI in 1933 and the name Square Black Hill (BA chart 3205, 28.vii.1933) or Black Square Hill (DI chart, [1935a]) was applied descriptively to a rock on the point. Viereckigers Hügel [=square hill] (Germany. OK chart 1057, 1941). Cerro Negro Cuadrado [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.209). Morro Square Black (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Morro Negro Cuadrado (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.218). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Morro Cuadrado Negro (Argentina. MM chart 127, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.276).
No images of this place could be found.