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CA´SII MONTES (τὰ Κάσια ὄρη: Khara M.), a range of mountains in the E. of Central Asia, being a continuation of the ASCATANCAS range, and forming part of the S. boundary of Scythia extra Imaum and of Serica. The range intersects the great desert of Gobi in a line from W. to E. Ptolemy places the W. extremity of the chain in 152° long. and 44° lat., and its E. extremity in 171° long. and 40° lat. It contained the N. source of the river BAUTIS. (Ptol. 6.15.2,16. § §3,5.)


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