Encyclopaedia of Cryptozoology
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isnachi draft

|Reported=1992 |Researchers=• Peter J. Hocking }} The isnachi (Quechua: "strong man") or isnashi is a cryptid giant monkey reported from cloud forests in , described as a giant, baboon-like monkey. The name isnachi usually refers to the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus),

Three such giant monkeys are known from the Late Pleistocene–Protopithecus brasiliensis, Caipora bambuiorum, and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi–but their fossils are currently known only from the cerrados of Eastern Brazil, where they have occasionally been discovered preserved in cave systems. Despite their size, these monkeys were probably arboreal, and the Brazilian Intertropical Region is thought to have been more humid and forested when the giant monkeys existed during the Pleistocene,…

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waitoreke draft

|Reported = 1839 |Researchers = • Walter Mantell
• Richard Taylor
• Julius von Haast
• Ferdinand von Hochstetter
• Ingo Krumbiegel
• Bernard Heuvelmans
Malcolm Smith }} The waitoreke is a cryptid reported from 's South Island, described as a semiaquatic otter-like mammal. Its supposed presence in New Zealand has always been considered anomalous, as the islands are not known to be home to any endemic terrestrial mammals. It is sometimes considered synonymous with a second mammalian cryptid of New Zealand, the kaurehe, which is also sometimes considered a distinct cryptid.



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