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Basilisk Crag: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Basilisk Crag 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): Basilisk Crag

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17455

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 28' 16" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 08' 29" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4711111

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.1413889

Elevation (see definition): 70

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1998

Description (see definition): A NE trending linear serrated cliff rising to about 70 m above sea level on the SE shore of Griffin Cove, Livingston Island. The cliff is one of several features given the name of “fabulous beasts” in the Williams Point area. Named by UK-APC (1998) after the Basilisk, king of the serpents. A gigantic monster with the body of a cock, iron claws, and beak, a triple snake’s tail and a fatal stare. Also the name of a present day lizard which the feature could crudely resemble.

Date Created (see definition): 09/25/1998

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Basilisk Crag 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 Basilisk Crag should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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