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Platypus Ridge: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Platypus Ridge in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Platypus Ridge

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11870

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 43' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): Large ice-covered ridge bordering the W side of the mouth of Lillie Glacier. It extends NE from Bowers Mountains to the head of Ob' Bay. Its position was fixed by S.L. Kirkby, surveyor with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (Thala Dan) in Feb. 1962. Named by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) after this monotreme mammal, native only to Australia.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Platypus Ridge in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Platypus Ridge should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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