Wei-Assipu-tepui, also known as Little Roraima or Roraimita, is a minor tepui of the Eastern Tepuis chain. It lies just off the northeastern flank of Roraima-tepui, directly on the border between Brazil and the disputed Guayana Esequiba territory, claimed by Venezuela but controlled by Guyana, and very close to the tripoint of all three countries. The mountain is known for its extensive cave systems, with one extending for over a kilometre.
Wei-Assipu-tepui has a maximum elevation of around 2,400 metres (7,870 ft). Its summit plateau is highly dissected and generally inclined south-southwest (towards the Brazilian side). The rocky summit is partially forested, with flowering plants of the genus Bonnetia featuring prominently. It also hosts a number of carnivorous plants, including Heliamphora glabra, Heliamphora nutans, and the natural hybrid between the two. The various rock cavities of Wei-Assipu-tepui are home to nesting colonies of white-collared swifts (Streptoprocne zonaris) and oilbirds (Steatornis caripensis). For the latter species, Wei-Assipu-tepui is the easternmost recorded locality in mainland South America, and the first known nesting site in Brazil. The mountain's summit supports a greater variety of herpetofauna than the less vegetated plateaus of nearby Roraima-tepui, Kukenán-tepui, Yuruaní-tepui, and Ilú-tepui. Day temperatures of 17 °C have been recorded on the summit plateau, falling to 12 °C overnight, with slightly lower values in the more sheltered caves.
In the first expedition of its type to Wei-Assipu-tepui, an Italian–Venezuelan team of speleologists explored the mountain's summit plateau in July 2000, surveying four caves and several minor cavities. On this expedition were also discovered four previously unknown species of frogs (one of which was later described as Oreophrynella weiassipuensis), and at least two of harvestmen.
According to Carreño et al. (2002), the oldest biblio-cartographic reference to the mountain is likely that of Marie Penelope Rose Clementi (wife of Cecil Clementi), circa 1920, who recounted how its location was determined with a prismatic compass during an English expedition of 1915.
By elevation Wei Assipu is
# 2 out of 9 in Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima # 2 out of 293 in Guyana # 2 out of 59 in Roraima # 2 out of 19 in Terra Indígena Raposa Serra do Sol # 42 out of 5855 in Brazil # 2 out of 85 in Cuyuni-Mazaruni # 21 out of 1971 in the Guiana Highlands
By prominence Wei Assipu is
# 3 out of 9 in Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima # 29 out of 293 in Guyana # 15 out of 59 in Roraima # 3 out of 19 in Terra Indígena Raposa Serra do Sol # 13 out of 85 in Cuyuni-Mazaruni
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