Karaurín-tepui

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Karaurín-tepui
Karaurín-tepui - eastern face.JPG
Eastern face of Karaurín as seen from a helicopter
Highest point
Elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°21′28″N 61°00′18″W / 5.35778°N 61.00500°W / 5.35778; -61.00500Coordinates: 05°21′28″N 61°00′18″W / 5.35778°N 61.00500°W / 5.35778; -61.00500
Geography
Karaurín-tepui is located in Venezuela
Karaurín-tepui
Karaurín-tepui
Location in Venezuela
Location Bolívar, Venezuela

Karaurín-tepui, also spelled Caraurín, is a tepui of the Eastern Tepuis chain in Bolívar state, Venezuela.[1] It has a maximum elevation of around 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) above sea level. The summit plateau is covered by shrubby vegetation and has an area of 1.88 km2 (0.73 sq mi) the foothills of the tepui are covered in forests. Karaurín-tepui lies just south of the much larger Ilú–Tramen Massif.[1]

Western side of the Ilú–Tramen Massif (left and centre) and Karaurín-tepui (right) as seen from the Gran Sabana

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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.