Taurus Mountains

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Taurus Mountains

A range of southern Turkey extending about 580 km (360 mi) parallel to the Mediterranean coast. It rises to 3,756 m (12,323 ft) and has important mineral deposits.
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Taurus Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range in S Turkey, parallel to the Mediterranean coast: crossed by the Cilician Gates; continued in the northeast by the Anti-Taurus range. Highest peak: Kaldi Dağ, 3734 m (12 251 ft)
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Subsequent events featured the Owen Fracture Zone in the Indian Ocean to the south, the separation of Arabia from Africa, and the Levant Fracture System from the Gulf of Aqaba up to the foot-hills of the Taurus range. Sediments of various ages were then emplaced from Cyprus and south-western Turkey, through the Taurus and Zagros ranges, down to Oman.
Enclosing the Central Anatolian Highlands are two great mountain ranges: the Pontus Mountains in the north and the Taurus range in the south.
The Ala Dagi (3,734 m) is the highest point of the Taurus Range, which extends approximately 560 km roughly parallel to the Mediterranean coast, connecting with the Anti-Taurus Range, a thickly wooded eastern Anatolian chain along the Seyhan River (Encyclopedia.com 2002).
Nevertheless, there is convincing evidence that some leopards may still survive in unprotected areas of the western Taurus Range. In 1989, a leopard was shot near the town of Kas south of Antalya, and there was a reported sighting near Alanya, east of Antalya, in 1991 (Ulrich and Riffel 1993).
Paradise uses the Taurus range program, which offers handguns to ranges at vastly reduced prices.