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Ingo Krumbiegel

Ingo Krumbiegel (25 February 1903 - 11 October 1990) was a German mammalogist, doctor, and animal rights activist who investigated the waitoreke, water lions, Wood's argus,[1] and the Andean wolf.[2] His book Von neuen und unentdeckten Tierarten (1950) can be considered a precursor to modern cryptozoology.[1][3]

Krumbiegel made his first foray into the study of mystery animals in 1947, when he wrote a study of the coje ya menia, which he concluded was either a living sabre-toothed cat or a giant monitor lizard, and in 1950 he wrote an article on the waitoreke.[4]

According to Bernard Heuvelmans, Krumbiegel's Von Neuen und Unentdeckten Tierarten (1950) was the first attempt at writing a general overview of hitherto-unknown animals. He listed about a dozen animals rumoured to exist, including the king cheetah, the black tapir, De Loys' ape, water lions, sea serpents, the waitoreke, a small spotted bushbuck of East Africa, a goral of northern India, Wood's argus, and the Queensland tiger.[4]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology Ingo Krumbiegel
  2. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  3. Coleman, Loren & Clark, Jerome (1999) Cryptozoology A to Z
  4. 4.0 4.1 Heuvelmans, Bernard & Hopkins, Peter Gwynvay (2007) The Natural History of Hidden Animals