Aparamán-tepui

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Aparamán-tepui
Aparamán-tepui is located in Venezuela
Aparamán-tepui
Aparamán-tepui
Location in Venezuela
Elevation 2,100 m (6,890 ft)[1]
Location
Location Bolívar, Venezuela
Coordinates 05°53′13″N 62°07′52″W / 5.88694°N 62.13111°W / 5.88694; -62.13111Coordinates: 05°53′13″N 62°07′52″W / 5.88694°N 62.13111°W / 5.88694; -62.13111

Aparamán-tepui is the westernmost of the four main tepuis of the Los Testigos chain in Bolívar, Venezuela.[1] While the other three tepuis share a common slope area, Aparamán is derived from a separate basement. Aparamán-tepui has an elevation of around 2,100 metres (6,900 ft), a summit area of 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi), and an estimated slope area of 28 km2 (11 sq mi).[1] Its mostly bare summit plateau is highly dissected, presenting difficulties even for helicopter landings.[1]

In his 1978 book, La Vegetación del Mundo Perdido, Charles Brewer-Carías referred to a smaller lateral peak of Aparamán-tepui (05°52′32″N 62°06′48″W / 5.87556°N 62.11333°W / 5.87556; -62.11333 (lateral mountain of Aparamán Tepui)) as Murochiopán-tepui, though this name is now more commonly applied to the major peak immediately east of it.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Huber, O. (1995). Geographical and physical features. In: P.E. Berry, B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. pp. 1–61.