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List of geological features on Triton

Catenae (crater chains)Edit

CaviEdit

CratersEdit

Dorsa (ridges)Edit

Dorsum Named after
Awib Dorsa Word for 'rain' from the Nama language

Fossae (ditches)Edit

Tritonian fossae are named after sacred bodies of water.

Fossa Named after
Jumna Fossae Jumna River, India
Raz Fossae Pointe du Raz, Brittany
Yenisey Fossa Yenisey River, Siberia

Maculae (dark spots)Edit

Tritonian maculae are named after water spirits from various mythologies.

Macula Named after
Akupara Maculae Akupara, Hindu
Doro Macula Doro, Nanais people of Siberia
Kikimora Macula Kikimora, Slavic
Namazu Macula Namazu, Japanese
Rem Macula Rem, Egyptian
Viviane Macula Viviane, British
Zin Maculae Zin, Niger

Paterae (irregular craters)Edit

Tritonian paterae are named after sacred waters and sea monsters from various mythologies.

Patera Named after
Dilolo Patera Lago Dilolo, Angola
Gandvik Patera Gandvik, Norse
Kasu Patera Lake Kasu, Zoroastrianism
Kibu Patera Kibu Island, Mabuiag people of Melanesia
Leviathan Patera Leviathan, Hebrew

Planitiae (plains)Edit

Tritonian plains are named after watery realms in various mythologies.

Planitia Named after
Ruach Planitia Ruach, French
Ryugu Planitia Ryūgū, Japanese
Sipapu Planitia Sipapu, Pueblo
Tuonela Planitia Tuonela, Finnish

Plana (plateaus)Edit

Tritonian plateaus are named after legendary islands.

Planum Named after
Abatos Planum Abatos, Egyptian
Cipango Planum Cipangu, Marco Polo's name for Japan
Medamothi Planum Medamothi, French

PlumesEdit

Volcanic plumes on Triton are named after water spirits in various mythologies.

Plume Named after
Hili Hili, Zulu
Mahilani Mahilani, Tongan

Regiones (regions)Edit

Tritonian regions are named after images from various mythologies.

Regio Named after
Bubembe Regio Bubembe Island, Baganda people of Uganda
Monad Regio Monad, Chinese
Uhlanga Regio Uhlanga, Zulu

SulciEdit

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