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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
Karaurín-tepui is located in Venezuela
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).[1] 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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  1. ^ a b c d 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.