Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology by George M. Eberhart

By George M. Eberhart

From Bigfoot and the bonobo to the vital Asian wildman and winged humanoid, this quantity provides over one thousand A-to-Z entries on each stated cryptid - i.e. mythical animal unknown to technology - from around the globe. every one access lines the historical past of sightings and identified habitats, together with information equivalent to: renowned identify; distribution; etymology; major encounters; clinical identify; current prestige; actual description; attainable identifications; behaviour; variation names; habitat; and assets and secondary entries. Cryptozoological different types comprise: hominid dwarfs, giants and Neanderthaloids; great bats and bugs; lake and sea monsters; relic elephants; semimythical beasts; and unknown bears, birds, cats, snakes and crocodilians.

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No speech but makes muttering noises. Sharp sense of hearing. Food includes grapes, hominy, and meat. Sleeps in a hole in the ground. Can apparently breed successfully with humans. Washes newborn infants in cold-water springs. Uses improvised weapons of sticks and stones. Habitually plays with stones, grinding and smashing them. Distribution: Caucasus Mountains, Abkhazia Autonomous Republic, Georgia. Significant sighting: A female Abnauayu, nicknamed “Zana,” was captured in the mid-nineteenth century, possibly in Ajaria, Georgia.

It would be easy to doubt the truth of my experience, yet I know it happened and the photographs back me up. ” Rosenblatt did not exercise due diligence in his research. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians (Behler and King, 1979) lists two large introduced iguanids, the Common iguana (Iguana iguana) and the Spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata), as occurring in Miami. Iguana iguana is so abundant that city officials have posted a prominent “Iguana Crossing” sign less than a kilometer from the location of Rosenblatt’s sighting.

131–132; F. W. Holiday, The Dragon and the Disc (New York: W. W. Norton, 1973), p. 85; Susan Cooper, Silver on the Tree (London: Chatto and Windus, 1977); James MacKillop, Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 5. AFANC 5 Afonya GIANT HOMINID of Northern Europe. Etymology: Six Russian teenagers gave a large, hairy hominid this nickname, which is a diminutive of the Russian name Afanasii; however, the term may be derived from the name of a popular 1975 Russian film about a drunken Soviet plumber.

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