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A landscape of star-shaped hollows surrounded by steep, rounded hills, found in tropical karst. The cockpits, up to 100 m deep, usually containing a streamsink, are the hollows (dolines) formed by the solution of limestone, and now floored with alluvium. See Fleurant et al. (2006) J. Geol. Soc. special issue.

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