Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

[Reticulum, Reticula]

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_296

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


Reticular (net-like) pattern on Venus (IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Previous Definition

Reticular (net-like) pattern (Batson and Russell 1995).

Origin of Term

Small net, Latin.

Note: Not yet assigned to any feature.


  1. Batson RM, Russell JF (1995) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature 1994. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2129. Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
  2. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for planetary system nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/DescriptorTerms

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA