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Tereke-yurén-tepui is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Highest point
Elevation 1,900 m (6,200 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°52′14″N 62°02′58″W / 5.87056°N 62.04944°W / 5.87056; -62.04944Coordinates: 05°52′14″N 62°02′58″W / 5.87056°N 62.04944°W / 5.87056; -62.04944
Location Bolívar, Venezuela

Tereke-yurén-tepui is one of the four main tepuis of the Los Testigos chain in Bolívar, Venezuela.[1] Looking west to east, it is the third major peak of the massif and is connected to Murisipán-tepui and Kamarkawarai-tepui by a common basement (the westernmost peak, Aparamán-tepui, is relatively isolated by comparison). With a summit area of 0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi) and an elevation of around 1,900 metres (6,200 ft), Tereke-yurén-tepui is both the smallest and lowest of the four peaks. Its summit plateau comprises mostly bare rock.[1]

In his 1978 book, La Vegetación del Mundo Perdido, Charles Brewer-Carías applied the name Tereke Yurén-tepui to what is now generally known as Murisipán-tepui and used Tucuy-wo-cuyén-tepui for the smallest of the four main peaks: what is now known as Tereke-yurén-tepui.[1]

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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.