A list of Cryptids and Cryptozoological Creatures

A list of Cryptids and Cryptozoological Creatures A list of all documented Cryptozoological Creatures, cryptids, animals and plants studied under the field of cryptozoology. The existance of existence of many have often been derived from anecdotal or other evidence.

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Adjule - also known as the "bush dog", Kelb-el-khela (male) and tarhsît (female)
Description: Unrecognized canine, dog or wolf like appearance, and lives in packs. . View Image
Location: Sightings are reported in the North African region, especially the areas in and around Sahara Desert in Mauritania.
Status: Proposed - May actually be a rare isolated population of African Wild Dog because of the close range to where the adjule have been sighted. First reported in 1928

Agogwe - also known as Agogure, agogwe, kakundakari, kikomba, sehite
Description: Small human-shaped bipedal. It is 1 to 1.7 m (3.3 to 5.6 ft) tall with long arms and long rust-coloured, grey or black woolly hair and yellowish-red skin under its coat. View Image
Location: Sightings are reported in the forests of East Africa.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported in 1900.

Description: A small flying primate similar to a giant bat; large dark eyes, large claws on its forearms, covered in gray fur, and wingspan of 3m (10 ft). View Image
Location: Sightings are reported in Indonesia, particularly in the Java region in the deepest rainforests.
Status: Unconfirmed - possibly a brown wood owl or a large species of bat; or a living pterosaur. First reported sighting in 1925.

Description: Giant squid or octopus-like sea creature, round in shape and up to 120 meters in length; said to emit a foul-smelling dark fluid; color is a bright red and often described as glowing. View Image
Location: Sightings are reported in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and Korea.
Status: Unconfirmed - possibly an actual giant squid or octopus. Reported Sightings since the 19th century

Almas - also known as: Abnauayu, almasty, albasty, bekk-bok, biabin-guli, golub-yavan, gul-biavan, auli-avan, kaptar, kra-dhun, ksy-giik, ksy-gyik, ochokochi, mirygdy, mulen, voita, wind-man, Zana
Description: Ape or hominid like creature, 5-6 1/2 ft tall, covered with reddish-brown hair; has anthropomorphic facial features including a pronounced browridge, flat nose, and a weak chin. View Image
Location: Sightings are reported mostly in the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of central Asia, and the Altai Mountains of southern Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Tajikistan. Sightings recorded in writing go as far back as the 15th century.
Status: Unconfirmed

Altamaha-ha - also known as: Altie
Description: Sturgeon-like river animal; said to be around 30-feet long, swimming like a dolphin or seal and having the snout of a crocodile; grayish or sea-green skin and blends well into its surroundings. View Image
Location: Sightings are reported in the Georgia, United States, alleged to inhabit the myriad network of small streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha River. Sightings are recorded since 1969.
Status: Unconfirmed

Ameranthropoides loysi - also known as: De Loys' ape
Description: Hominid/Primate resembling a spider monkey, (but much larger at 1.57 m tall; said to have 32 teeth and no tail. View Image
Location: Sightings reported near the Columbia-Venezuela border primarily near Lake Maracaibo, or in the region of the Tarra River. First sighting recorded by François de Loys, a Swiss oil geologist, during an expedition from 1917 to 1920.
Status: Proposed, said to be a mididentification of a spider monkey or a confirmed hoax; Some suggest it may be a surviving Protopithecus brasiliensis, a large spider monkey of the Pleistocene era, or connected to the legend of the "Mono Grande"

Amomongo - also known as: Negros ape
Description: Primate; hairy, man-sized and ape-like, about 5 1/2 ft tall, with very long claws or fingernails. View Image
Location: Said to inhabit the Negros Island, in the Philippines. First reported sightings unknown.
Status: Unconfirmed

Andean Wolf - also known as Hagenbeck wolf, Andean mountain wolf, Dasycyon hagenbecki
Description: Wolf-like creature; Canine View Image
Location: Sighted in the High Andes, South America. First discovered with only a skin bought by a German animal-dealer, named Lorenz Hagenbeck in Buenos Aires in 1926.
Status: Extinct

Appalachian Black Panther
Description: A large, black felid; melanistic cougar View Image
Location: Sightings reported in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, Ohio, New England, North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia, United States.
Status: Unconfirmed

AAswang - also known as: Ang Aso, manananggal, al-bal, tik-tik, wak-wak, sok-sok and Phillipine ghoul
Description: A vampire-like creature that legend says is able to shape-shift into other animals, and has human like characteristics and speech. View Image
Location: Found throughout the Philippines, except in the Ilocos region, and especially in the Western Visayan regions such as Capiz, Iloilo, Negros, Bohol, Masbate, Aklan, Antique, Mindanao and Siquijor. Sightings known since around the 16th century.
Status: Unconfirmed

Atti - also known as: forest giraffe, zebra giraffe, and African unicorn
Description: Robust body and shape similar to a giraffe but with much shorter necks, oily, velvety fur coats, long legs and very long flexible tongues; sriped markings are similar to zebras. Atti/Okapi is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. View Image
Location: Native to the Ituri Rainforest located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. The animal was brought to prominent European attention by speculation on its existence found in popular press reports covering Henry Morton Stanley's journeys in 1887.
Status: Confirmed okapi (Endangered Species since 2013)

Ayia Napa sea monster - also known as: To filikos teras ("The Friendly Monster"), Nappis
Description: Speculated to be something like a crocodile or sea serpent. View Image
Location: Inhabits the coast off of Ayia Napa in Cyprus, a popular tourist resort on the Mediterranean. Most sightings occur around Cape Greco and Kouris Dam. First sightings unknown.
Status: Unconfirmed


Barmanou - also known as: Barmanu, Baddmanus, and "Big Hairy One" . The Barmanou is the Pakistani equivalent of the Bigfoot.
Description: Bipedal humanoid primate or ape. Allegedly possesses both human and apelike characteristics and has a reputation for abducting women; also reported to wear animal skins upon its back and head. View Image
Location: Middle East/Asia; mainly inhabits the mountainous region of western Pakistan, Northeast Afghanistan, Chitral, Gilgit and Northern Areas of Pakistan. Date of first sightings unknown.
Status: Unconfirmed

Batutut - also known as: Ujit, Ng'i r'ng and "forest people".
Description: Hominid reputedly similar to the bigfoot; approximately 1.8 m (6 ft) tall and covered with hair except in the knees, the soles of the feet, the hands, and the face. The hair ranges in color from gray to brown to black. The creature walks on two legs and has been reported both solitary and moving in small groups. View Image
Location: Thought to inhabit the Vũ Quang nature reserve and other wilderness areas of Vietnam, Laos and northern Borneo. Dr. John MacKinnon claims to have first observed tracks in 1970 but sightings are first reported since 1947.
Status: Unconfirmed

Description: Mammal/Hybrid, resembling Ape or hominid, described as a 12-foot-tall gorilla. View Image
Location: Missouri, United States. Legends of the creature date back to about 1904 in Kansas City.
Status: Unconfirmed

Bear Lake Monster
Description: Lake animal that reportedly resembles a serpent, but with legs about eighteen inches long; body reported to be about 90 ft. long and light cream colored with a head that resembles a cow, otter, crocodile or a walrus; moves swiftly through water and found upon the shoreline. View Image
Location: Bear Lake on the Idaho-Utah Border, United States. The myth originally grew from articles written in the 19th century by Joseph C. Rich, a Mormon colonizer in the area. Last reported sighting was in 2004.
Status: Unconfirmed

Beast of Bladenboro - also known as: Vampire Beast.
Description: Blood-sucking feline-like predator; some claims say it is about 4 1/2 ft. long, bushy, and resembling either a bear or a panther. View Image
Location: Bladenboro (and nearby towns) in North Carolina, United States
Status: Unconfirmed, may be a cougar. Reports of the creature date back to around the 1950's and is said to be responsible for a string of animal deaths in the area.

Beast of Bodmin - also known as: Beast of Bodmin Moor, Best Goon Brenn and the Phantom Cat.
Description: Large exotic cat or feline-like alien creature. View Image
Location: Cornwall region in the United Kingdom.
Status: Unconfirmed. Sightings and possible remains surfaced in the early 1990's, possible earlier sightings.

Beast of Bray Road - also known as: Michigan Dogman, Wisconsin Werewolf, Ohio Wolfman.
Description: Carnivorous mammal; reports describe it as a bear or wold-like creature that is unusually large (7 ft tall when standing on hind legs) and weighing 400-700 pounds. Fur is a brown-gray color; said to resemble Bigfoot and sometimes referred to as a werewolf. View Image
Location: Wisconsin, United States. The same label has been applied well beyond the initial location, to any unknown creature from southern Wisconsin or northern Illinois and all the way to Vancouver Island, Canada
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported in 1936 on a rural road outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. May be an undiscovered variety of wild dog, a waheela (said to be a giant prehistoric wolf similar to Amarok), or a wolfdog or a coydog.

Beast of Busco - also known as: Churubusco turtle; Oscar.
Description: Reptile-like creature that resembles a giant snapping turtle(weighing an estimated 500 pounds), also said to resemble a dinosaur. View Image
Location: Churubusco, Indiana, United States. A small concrete statue of a turtle sits on the sidewalk at the main intersection in the center of Churubusco.
Status: Unconfirmed. First sightings date back to about 1949.

Beast of Dartmoor - also known as: Lion-Pig.
Description:Boar-like mammal, or creature that resembles a very large cat.View Image
Location: Dartmoor National Park, England. The area is also home to sightings of other strange cryptids and legends.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings unknown.

Beast of Dean - also known as: Moose-Pig.
Description:Carnivorous mammal resembling a wild boar but abnormally large in size. View Image
Location: Great Britain, in the Gloucestershire region, frequently spotted in the "Forest of Dean".legends.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings in 1802 (wild boar were extinct in Britain at the time). Last reported sighting in 2005.

Beast of Exmoor - also known as: The phantom cat.
Description: A very large cat or feline-like creature with features of both a puma and a panther. Coloration ranges from black to tan or dark grey. View Image
Location: Reported to roam the fields of Exmoor in Devon and Somerset in England.
Status: Unconfirmed; possibly an escaped animal. First reported sighting in the 1970's.

Beast of Gévaudan - also known as: Bête du Gévaudan, Arenotelicon, man-eating wolf, wolf-dog hybrid .
Description: Canid, resembling a wolf-dog type of creature or hybrid Hyena; said to mostly resemble a wolf but about as big as a calf, has a large dog-like head with small straight ears, a wide chest, and a large mouth with large teeth; fur is red in colour but its back streaked with black. View Image
Location: Gévaudan (modern-day Lozère), France
Status: Unconfirmed; possibly hybrid wolf-dog. First reported sightings in 1764

Bergman's bear - also known as: God bear; irkuiem, Ursus arctos piscator .
Description: Extremely large Bear, proposed Arctodus simus. View Image
Location: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Status: Possible Extinct subspecies of the brown bear that lived in the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Bessie - also known as: Lake Erie Monster and the South Bay Bessie .
Description: Lake creatire that is snake-like and 9 to 12 m (30 to 40 ft) long, at least a foot in diameter, and a grayish color. View Image
Location: Lake Erie, North America
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings in 1793; last reported sighting in 2004

Bigfoot - also known as: Sasquatch, Skookum, sásq'ets.
Description: Cryptid ape- or hominid-like creature or other primate, usually described as a large hairy ape-like creature or human-like creature in a range of 2–3 m (6.6-9.8 ft) tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds (230 kg), and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla.Commonly reported to have a strong, unpleasant smell and enormous footprints for which it is named (as large as 24 inches (60 cm) long and 8 inches (20 cm) wide.) View Image
Location: Inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and Canada
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings around 1958 and earlier.

Black Shuck - also known as: Old shuck, Old Shock or "Shuck".
Description: Carnivorous mammal. Features include large red eyes, bared teeth and shaggy black fur. It is one of many ghostly black dogs recorded across the British Isles and is sometimes considered an omen of death. View Image
Location: Said to roam the coastline and countryside of East Anglia, England. Accounts of the animal form part of the folklore of Norfolk, Suffolk, the Cambridgeshire fens and Essex. It is said that it haunts the landscapes of East Anglia, primarily coastline, graveyards, sideroads, crossroads, bodies of water and dark forests.
Status: Unconfirmed. Its alleged appearance in 1577 at Bungay and Blythburgh is a particularly famous account of the beast.

Bownessie - also known as: Lake Windermere Monster.
Description: lake creature similar in appearance to the Loch Ness Monster and sometimes referred to as the "Loch Ness Monster of England". View Image
Location: Windermere, England, UK
Status: Unconfirmed.

British big cats - also known as: Alien big cats (ABCs), phantom cats, mystery cats, English lions, beast of Bodmin, Beast of Bodmin Moor, Beast of Exmoor.
Description: Carnivorous mammal, large cat. View Image
Location: Great Britain in Cornwell Region
Status: Proposed escaped animals

Brosno dragon - also known as: Brosnya.
Description: Lake animal, described as resembling a dragon or dinosaur. Some say that the creature may be a mutant beaver or a giant pike of 100–150 years. View Image
Location: Said to inhabit Lake Brosno, near Andreapol in West Russia, the Tver region.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings in 13th Century AD.

Bukit Timah Monkey Man - also known as: BTM, BTMM.
Description: Hominid, Primate (Hybrid); Forest-dwelling hominid or other primate; greyish in colour, and between one and two meters (3 to 6 feet) in height, with a bipedal gait. View Image
Location: Singapore, mainly in the forested Bukit Timah region.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings in 1805. Last reported sighting in 2007. May actually be misidentified sighting of Rhesus Macaque Monke that dwells in the area.

Bunyip - also known as: kianpraty.
Description: Lake and cave animal; some reported features include a dog-like face, a crocodile like head, dark fur, a horse-like tail, flippers, and walrus-like tusks or horns or a duck-like bill. View Image
Location: Reportedly found throughout Australia, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes.
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings from the early 1800's

Burmese gray wild dog - also known as: kianpraty.
Description: Canine; unrecognized canid species from Myanmar, reported especially from the Pidaung Game Sanctuary near the Irrawaddy River in Myitkyina Forest Division, and Thayagon in the Bago Division. It is described as having a short dark gray coat, a black muzzle and short, round ears.
Location: Burma and Myanmar, mostly in forest areas
Status: Unconfirmed. First reported sightings in 1913; Last reported sighting in 1926

Buru - also known as: kianpraty.
Description: Aquatic Reptile or giant lungfish, has long neck and forked tongue. View Image
Location: Said to have lived in Ziro valley, a small town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India
Status: Extinct


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