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Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
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Author George Eberhart
Publication date 2002
Publisher ABC-CLIO, Inc.
ISBN ISBN 1-57607-283-5

Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology is a 2002 two-volume reference book of cryptids written by George Eberhart, with a preface by Henry Bauer and an introduction by Loren Coleman. It provides descriptions, significant sightings, possible explanations, etymologies, alternative names, and sources for over 1,000 cryptids, anomalous animals, zooforms, and zoomorphic deities. A revised edition was published in 2013 by CFZ Press.

Cryptids covered[]

Contents
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A[]


B[]

  • Badak tanggiling
  • Badigui
  • Bagge's black bird
  • Bái-xióng
  • Bakanga
  • Balong bidai
  • Bangenza
  • Banib
  • Ban-jhankri
  • Ban-manush
  • Barguest
  • Bar-manu
  • Basajaun
  • Basilisk
  • Bathysphaera intacta
  • Batsquatch
  • Batûtût
  • Beast of Bardia
  • Beast of Bladenboro
  • Beast of Bodalog
  • Beast of Bodmin Moor
  • Beast of 'Busco
  • Beast of Exmoor
  • Beast of Gévaudan
  • Beebe's manta
  • Behemoth
  • Beithir
  • Bennu bird
  • Bergman's near
  • Beruang rambai
  • Big bird
  • Big grey man
  • Big Wally
  • Bigfoot
  • Bili ape
  • Bilungi
  • Bir-sindic
  • Bis-cobra
  • Black dog
  • Black fish
  • Black lion
  • Black Malayan tapir
  • Black sea snake
  • Black shuck
  • Black tiger
  • B’lian
  • Blood-sweating horse
  • Blue horse
  • Blue Men of the Minch
  • Blue tiger
  • Blue-nosed frog
  • Bobo
  • Bokyboky
  • Booaa
  • Boobrie
  • Booger
  • Bornean tiger
  • Bothrodon pridii
  • Bozho
  • Brachystomos
  • Bray Road Beast
  • Brenin llwyd
  • Brentford griffin
  • British big cat
  • Brosnie
  • Buffalo lion
  • Bukwas
  • Bulgarian lynx
  • Bunyip
  • Bu-rin
  • Buru

C[]

  • Caddy
  • Cait sith
  • Caitetu-munde
  • Caladrius
  • Calchona
  • Camahueto
  • Camazotz
  • Camelops
  • Campchurch
  • Canadian alligator
  • Canavar
  • Cannibal giant
  • Captain Hanna's fish
  • Carab uncle
  • Caribbean crowing snake
  • Caribbean monk seal
  • Carolina parakeet
  • Carugua
  • Caspian tiger
  • Cassie
  • Cat-headed snake
  • Catoblepas
  • Caucasian black cat
  • Cax-binic
  • Cecil
  • Centaur
  • Chagljevi
  • Challenger Deep flatfish
  • Champ
  • Chan
  • Chaousarou
  • Chemisit
  • Chessie
  • Cheval marin
  • Chick-charney
  • Chihalenchi
  • Chimera
  • Chiparemai
  • Chipekwe
  • Chiye tanka
  • Chollier's ape
  • Christina
  • Chuchunaa
  • Chu-mung
  • Chunuckla
  • Chupacabras
  • Chuti
  • Cigau
  • Clear Lake catfish
  • Coelacanth
  • Coje ya menia
  • Coleman frog
  • Colossal Claude
  • Colo via
  • Columbus' ape-faced cat
  • Columbus' serpent
  • Con rit
  • Coromandel man
  • Cressie
  • Cretan pterosaur
  • Crowing crested cobra
  • Cu sith
  • Cuero
  • Cuino
  • Cuitlamiztli
  • Curinquean
  • Curupira
  • Cyclops


D[]


E[]


F[]


G[]


H[]

  • Hadjel
  • Haietluk
  • Hairy biped
  • Hairy Jack
  • Hairy lizard
  • Haitlo laux
  • Hamlet
  • Hantu sakai
  • Hapyxelor
  • Harimau i alur
  • Harpy
  • Harrum-mo
  • Havhest
  • Havmand
  • Hecaitomixw
  • Hessie
  • Hibagon
  • High-finned sperm whale
  • Hippogriff
  • Hippoturtleox
  • Hoan Kiem turtle
  • Homo ferus
  • Homo nocturnus
  • Homo troglodytes
  • Horn head
  • Horned hare
  • Horned jackal
  • Horse's head
  • Huang yao
  • Huia
  • Huilla
  • Hungarian reedwolf
  • Hylophagos


I[]


J[]

  • Jacko
  • Jago-nini
  • Jaguarete
  • Japanese hairy fish
  • Jenny Haniver
  • Jersey devil
  • Jez-tyrmak
  • Jhoor
  • Jingara
  • Jipijkmak
  • Jogung
  • Jumar
  • Jungli-admi
  • Junjadee


K[]

  • Kadimakara
  • Kaha
  • Kaigyet
  • Ka-is-to-wah-eah
  • Kakundakari
  • Kalanoro
  • Kappa
  • Kapre
  • Kaptar
  • Kashehotapalo
  • Kaurehe
  • Kavay
  • Kawekaweau
  • Kecleh-kudleh
  • Keedieki
  • Kellas cat
  • Ke-lo-sumsh
  • Kelpie
  • Kenaima
  • Kenkob
  • Keshat
  • Ketos
  • Kheyak
  • Khodumodumo
  • Khot-sa-pohl
  • Khun gortiessix
  • Khya
  • Kibambangwe
  • Kidoky
  • Kigezi turaco
  • Kikiyaon
  • Kikomba
  • Ki-lin
  • Kiltanya
  • King cheetah
  • Kipumbubu
  • Kitanga
  • Kiwakwe
  • Klato
  • Koau
  • Koddoelo
  • Kolowiki
  • Kondlo
  • Kongamato
  • Koloo-kamba
  • Koosh-taa-kaa
  • Kra-dhan
  • Kraken
  • Ksy-gyik
  • Ktchi pitchkayam
  • Kuddimudra
  • Kul
  • Kumi
  • Kung-lu
  • Kungstorn
  • Kurrea
  • Kushii
  • Kynokephalos


L[]


M[]


N[]

O[]

  • Oeh
  • Ogopogo
  • Ogua
  • Ohio pygmy
  • Oh-man
  • Oil pit squid
  • Okee
  • Olayome
  • Old Man of Monterey Bay
  • Old Ned
  • Old Sheff
  • Oldeani monster
  • Olitiau
  • Oliver
  • On noint
  • Onça-canguçú
  • One-horned African rhinoceros
  • Onyare
  • Onza
  • Oogle-boogle
  • Orang bad
  • Orang dalam
  • Orang ekor
  • Orang gadang
  • Orang gudu
  • Orang pendek
  • Ossie
  • Ossun lizard
  • Oûuahi
  • Owlman
  • Ozark howler

P[]

Q[]

R[]

  • Rainbow serpent
  • Rainbow tiger
  • Rakshi-bompo
  • Rassic
  • Red Jamaican parrot
  • Red wolf
  • Ren-xiong
  • Reunion solitaire
  • Rhinoceros dolphin
  • Ri
  • Rimi
  • Roa-roa
  • Roc
  • Rocky
  • Rommie
  • Ropen
  • Row
  • Rugaru
  • Rusalka

S[]

T[]

  • Tag
  • Tahoe tessie
  • Tah-t ah-kle'-ah
  • Tailed slow loris
  • Tallegwi
  • Taller hominid
  • T'ang flying snake
  • Taniwha
  • Tano giant
  • Tapir tiger
  • Tarasque
  • Tarma
  • Mainland Tasmanian devil
  • Tatzelwurm
  • Le Tchan de Bouole
  • Tchimose
  • Tcinto-saktco
  • Teggie
  • Teh-lma
  • Temu
  • Tenatco
  • Tengu
  • Tennessee pygmy
  • Thai mammoth
  • Thamekwis
  • Thanacth
  • The Thing
  • Three-starred anglerfish
  • Three-toes
  • Thunder horse
  • Thunderbird
  • Pennsylvanian thunderbird
  • Thylacine
  • Tigelboat
  • Tigre de montagne
  • Tinicum cat
  • Tirichuk
  • Tlanusi
  • Tok
  • Tokandia
  • Toke-mussi
  • Tokolosh
  • Tompondrano
  • Too
  • Torch
  • Tornait
  • Tornit
  • T'oylona
  • Trappe pterosaur
  • Trash
  • Tratratratra
  • Trauco
  • [[Traverspine gorilla]
  • Trelquehuecuve
  • Trinity Alps giant salamander
  • Triton
  • Troglodye
  • Troll
  • True giant
  • Tsadjatko
  • Tsamekes
  • Tsinquaw
  • Tskhiss-katsi
  • Tso'apittse
  • Tsulkalu
  • Tsy-aomby-aomby
  • Tuayeua
  • Tunatpan
  • Tungu
  • Tzartus-saurus
  • Tzuchinoko

U[]

  • Ucumar
  • Ufiti
  • Uktena
  • Ulak
  • Ular tedong
  • Unágemes
  • Unicorn
  • Unktehi
  • Urisk
  • Uyan


V[]

  • Vadoma
  • Van Roosmalen's tapir
  • Varmint
  • Vasitri
  • Vasstrollet
  • Ved
  • Vélé
  • Venezuelan monitor
  • Veo
  • Vodyany
  • Voronpatra
  • Vouivre
  • Vui


W[]

  • Wa'ab
  • Waa-wee
  • Waheela
  • Waheeta
  • Waigeo six-legged snake
  • Waitoreke
  • Wakandagi
  • Waldagi
  • Walrus dog
  • Wa-mbilikimo
  • Wanjilanko
  • Waracabra tiger
  • Warrigal
  • Wasgo
  • Washipi
  • Water bull
  • Water horse
  • Water lion
  • Water tiger
  • Watterbobbejan
  • Warn wa miti
  • Web-footed horse
  • Wee oichy
  • Welsh winged snake
  • Werewolf
  • Wewiwilemita manetu
  • Whiskered swift
  • White brocket deer
  • White-flippered beaked whale
  • Whitey
  • Wihwin
  • Wildmen
  • Windigo
  • Winged cat
  • Winnipogo
  • Wish hound
  • Wiwiliamecq'
  • Woadd-el-uma
  • Wobo
  • Wolf deer
  • Woolly cheetah
  • Wooo-wooo
  • Wudewasa
  • Wurrum
  • Wyoming mummy
  • Wyvern


X[]


Y[]


Z[]


Errors[]

  • Columbus' ape-faced cat was never described as feline in the original sources. Columbus wrote that it was a man-faced ape, not an ape-faced cat.

Outdated information[]

  • The duah is synonymised with the ropen. Later research suggested that the duah is in fact a seperate cryptid.

Notes and references[]

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