Hairy biped is a term coined by American cryptozoologist Jerome Clark to classify Bigfoot sightings outside of the Pacific Northwest region.[1][2] The term is not used to refer to other cryptid hominids such as the yeti or the yowie, or certain North American cryptids such as the Fouke monster or the skunk ape. Similar terms used for Bigfoot classification include wood ape and North American ape.

George Eberhart writes that:[2]

"Distinctions between North American apes, devil monkeys, hairy bipeds, and Bigfoot are nebulous and possibly arbitrary. In general, North American apes are tailless and primarily quadrupedal, and they resemble chimpanzees; devil monkeys are tailed and resemble baboons; hairy bipeds cover a wide range of descriptions, from apes to wildmen and even paranormal entities; Bigfoot is a robust, tall hominid with a range that seems restricted to the Pacific Northwest."

Cryptids classified as hairy bipedsEdit

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