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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


D


E


F


G

  • Gabon orangutan
  • Gabriel feather
  • Gabriel hound
  • Gally-trot
  • Gambo
  • Ganba
  • Gargouille
  • Garuda
  • Gassingram
  • Gauarge
  • Genaprugwirion
  • Ge-no'sgwa
  • Geresun bamburshe
  • Gerit
  • Geteit
  • Get'qun
  • Giant anaconda
  • Giant ape
  • Giant aye-aye
  • Giant beaver
  • Giant British octopus
  • Giant bushbaby
  • Giant centipede
  • Giant cookiecutter shark
  • Giant Ethiopian lizard
  • Giant human skeletons
  • Giant hyrax of Shaanxi
  • Giant jellyfish
  • Giant kangaroo
  • Giant lungfish
  • Giant Malagasy tortoise
  • Giant Mediterranean octopus
  • Giant North American lizard
  • Giant North American snake
  • Giant owl
  • Giant Pennsylvania snake
  • Giant python
  • Giant rabbit
  • Giant rat-tail
  • Giant salmon
  • Giant spider
  • Giant Tongan skink
  • Giant vampire bat
  • Gigantic octopus
  • Gigantic Pacific octopus
  • Gilyuk
  • Gjevstroll
  • Glaucous Macaw
  • Glawackuw
  • Globster
  • Glowing mudskipper
  • Gnena
  • Goatman
  • Goazi
  • Golden ant
  • Golden ram
  • Golub-yavan
  • Goodenough Island bird
  • Gorillai
  • Gougou
  • Gowrow
  • Great auk
  • Greek dolphin
  • Grendel
  • Griffin
  • Grootslang
  • Grotte Cosquer animal
  • Ground shark
  • Gryttie
  • Guai wu
  • Guara^ai air-breather
  • Gugwe
  • Guiafairo
  • Giiije
  • Guirivilu
  • Gul
  • Gulebaney
  • Gwrach-y-rhibyn
  • Gwyllgi
  • Gyedarra
  • Gyedm gylilix
  • Gyona pel


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


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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