Lat: 38.1°S, Long: 4.9°E, Diam: 65 km, Depth: 3.28 km, Rükl: 65
(IAU Directions) FERNELIUS.--A ring-plain, about 30 miles in diameter, abutting on the N. wall of Stofler. It is overlapped on the W. by another similar formation of about half its size. There are many craters and depressions on the borders of both, and a large crater between the smaller enclosure and the N.W. outer slope of Stofler. Schmidt shows eight craters on the floor of Fernelius.
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 3.28 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 1.88 km
Jean François Fernel (in Latin, Fernelius) (1497 – 1558) was a French physician who introduced the term "physiology" to describe the study of the body's function. He was the first person to describe the spinal canal.