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Lat: 50.3°S, Long: 9.9°E, Diam: 75 km, Depth: 3.02 km, Rükl: 74

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Howard Eskildsen, Licetus (top), Heraclitus (center) and Cuvier (bottom)


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) CUVIER.--A walled-plain, about 50 miles in diameter, on the S.W. of Clairaut. The border on the W. rises to 12,000 feet; and on the N.E. is much broken by depressions. Neison has seen a mound, with a minute crater E. of it, on the otherwise undisturbed interior.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.02 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.8 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.68 km


Baron Georges Léopold Cuvier (August 23, 1769–May 13, 1832) was a French naturalist and zoologist. He was a major figure in scientific circles in Paris during the early 19th century, and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology by comparing living animals with fossils. He is well known for establishing that extinction was a fact, being the most influential proponent of catastrophism in geology in the early 19th century, and opposing early evolutionary theories.

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