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An anteclise is a large uplifted structure in a continental platform setting, with low-angle, divergent dips, formed by slow and steady central uplift.


The term is used mostly by Russian geologists.[1] It is often synonymous with the more widespread terms high, uplift and massif.


  • Nepa-Botuoba Anteclise, Russia[2]
  • Volga-Ural Anteclise, Russia[3]
  • Voronezh Anteclise, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and Poland[3]
  • Mazury-Belarus Anteclise, Russia and Belarus

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  1. ^ Neuendorf, K.K.E.; Mehl, Jr., J.P.; Jackson, J.A. (editors) (2005). Glossary of Geology (5th edition). Alexandria, Virginia: American Geological Institute. p. 27.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Postnikova, O. V.; Postnikov, V.; Konoval’tseva, E. S.; Toporkov, V. G.; Savchenko, S. I. (2011). "Secondary processes in reservoir rocks of the Yarakta Horizon on the southeastern slope of the Nepa-Botuoba anteclise". Lithology and Mineral Resources. 46 (5): 447–456. doi:10.1134/S0024490211050087.
  3. ^ a b Park, R.G. (1988). Geological Structures and Moving Plates. Glasgow: Blackie. pp. 190–194. ISBN 978-0-216-92250-1.