American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See monadnock.
- German : Insel, island (from Middle High German insule, from alteration of Old High German isila, probably from Vulgar Latin *īsula; see isle) + Berg, mountain (from Middle High German berc, from Old High German berg; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Tepuis are internationally recognized as unique sandstone "inselberg" formations, emerging from the ancient Guayanan Shield, and who prolonged isolation and abrupt topography (among other things) have lead to a great many endemic species.”
“Low inselberg hills in the north and east are of granite.”
“The most famous inselberg in the CSNR is the Voltzberg Dome (250 m above sea level).”
“The 360 m high Van Stockemberg formation, is another example of a well-known inselberg in the reserve.”
“The high altitude of this isolated relict inselberg and the cool, moist conditions at its summit could explain the high level of endemism found in this region.”
“The near-endemic Angola cave-chat (Xenocopsychus ansorgei) is common but extremely localized, being limited to a few rocky hills and cliffs and surrounding forest habitat in four isolated areas, two of which fall into the ecoregion: eastern Namibe and Huíla in the southern outlier of the ecoregion, and on the inselberg of Mt. Soque in Huambo.”
“The granite inselberg of Yamaalyg is especially rich in burial mounds, petroglyphs, steles and effigies.”
“Of the twelve sites, three are in high mountains: Mongun Taiga, Tsagaan Shuvuut and Turgen; two are in lower mountains: Aryskannyg and Ular; one is an inselberg: Yamaalyg; two are desert: Tsugeer els and Altan els; three, Ubsu-Nur, Oroku-Shinaa and Tes River, are wetland and one is Uvs Nuur lake itself.”
“This inselberg of nearly vertical Precambrian strata is about 2.5 kilometers long and more than 350 meters high”
“The inselberg flora of the northern part of the ecoregion also contains interesting plants with links to the mountains of eastern Africa.”
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