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Landslides, bifurcations, multi-saddles and remnants of terraces are distinctive landforms. Some points on the surfaces of these objects are degenerate points. This may help us with their automatic recognition and identification. All first-order and second-order partial derivatives of analyzed function are necessary for detection of degenerate points. Terrain slope, curvatures and Hessian are required for classification of degenerate points. The paper is aimed at detection of fossil landslides. A point of landslide surface where the concave section of thalweg is turning into convex section of ridge line is a degenerate point. Two zero isolines of Hessian and zero isoline of profile, streamline and plan or tangential curvatures pass through this point. Final result of the detection procedure depends to a great extent on the quality of DEM and accuracy of derivatives.