Cryptid Wiki

Although Cryptozoology is not considered a real science, it is based on the sciences Zoology and Paleontology. Many Cryptids probally don't exist, but their is a high possiblity that others do. Infact, Nation Geographic proved that Hogzilla and the Congo Elephants, two Cryptids thought to be hoaxes or not exist, did exist. If more Cryptids do exist, there are scientific evolutionary roots on to how these creatures possibly evolved.

Every animal or plant on this page is marked as one of the following:

Unconfirmed - cryptids whose existence is alleged but not demonstrated.

Discredited; (explanation) - cryptids that have a body of evidence against their existence.

Proposed; (animal name) - cryptids with an alternative explanation accepted by the general scientific community.

Extinct - animals that are generally believed to be extinct, but which cryptozoologists believe may have an extant relict population.

Animals no longer considered as cryptids are marked:

Confirmed (animal name or cause) - animals once classified as cryptids but whose existence has now been confirmed.

Hoax - cryptids once thought to be real but later conclusively proven to be hoaxes.

Name Other names Status Description Location Pictures

Cryptids with A

Adjule Kelb-el-khela Proposed rare isolated population of African Wild Dog, due to coincidental range Unrecognized canine form reported from western part of the Sahara by local people, and live in packs North Africa
Agogwe Agogure, agogue, kakundakari</u>, kilomba, sehite Unconfirmed Small bipedal East Africa
Ahool Unconfirmed; possibly a Brown Wood Owl or a large species of bat Flying animal, giant bat Indonesia
Akkorokamui Unconfirmed; possibly a giant squid or octopus Cephalopod Japan and Thailand
Almas 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

Unconfirmed Primate or hominidAsia/Caucasus
Altamaha-ha Altie Unconfirmed Sturgeon-like river animal Georgia, United States
Ameranthropoides loysi De Loys' ape Proposed Ape Primate Near the Tarra River, Colombia]
Amomongo African Ape Unconfirmed Primate Negros, Philippines
Andean Wolf Hagenbeck wolf, Andean mountain wolf, Dasycyon hagenbecki Extinct Canine High Andes,South Americ
Appalachian Black Panther[1] Unconfirmed A large, black felid. A melanistic cougar , United States
Ayia Napa Sea Monster O filikos teras ("The Friendly Monster"), Nappis Unconfirmed Speculated to be something like a crocodile or sea serpent class="reference" id="cite_ref-Famagusta_1-0">[2]</sup> Cyprus

Cryptids with B

Barmanou Barmanu, Big Hairy One Unconfirmed Primate Middle East/Asia
Batutut Ujit, Người rừng Unconfirmed Hominid Vietnam, Laos, and Borneo
Beaman Unconfirmed Primate Missouri&nbsp
Bear Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Idaho/Utah (United States)&nbsp
Beast of Bladenboro Atlantic Coastal Chupacabra Unconfirmed, may be a cougar Blood-sucking predator North Carolina, United States|
Beast of Bodmin Moor Beast of Bodmin Unconfirmed Large felid England
Beast of Bray Road Michigan Dogman, Wisconsin Werewolf, Ohio Wolfman Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Wisconsin (United States&nbsp
Beast of Busco Churubusco tortise; Oscar Discredited Reptile/Dinosaur&nbsp Churubusco, Indiana
Beast of Dartmoor Lion-Pig Unconfirmed Boar-like mammal |Dartmoor National Park, England|
Beast of Dean Moose-pig Unconfirmed Boar-like mammal England
Bigfoot Unconfirmed Primate World&nbsp
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"Cadborosaurus willsi"[3] Caddy, "Cadborosaurus" Unconfirmed Sea animal Pacific Coast of North America
Canvey Island Monster Proposed anglerfish, batfish, or frogfish Bipedal England
Cardiff Giant Hoax Giant hominid made out of minerals Cardiff, New York
Champ "Champtanystropheus americansus", Champy Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Champlain, North America
Cherufe Discredited Magma monster or drakonic hominid Chile
Chessie (sea monster) Unconfirmed Sea animal Atlantic Coast of the United States, esp. Chesapeake Bay
Chickcharney Unconfirmed; believed to be holdovers of Tyto pollens Flightless bird Andros Island in The Bahamas
Chupacabra Chupacabras (Spanish for Goat Sucker) Proposed coyotes infected with Sarcoptes scabiei[4] Reptile//Mammal/Canine[5] Mexico/Puerto Rico/Texas, United States/Kerala, India
Con rit Many-finned Sea Serpent, Centipede, Great Sea-Centipede, Cetioscolopendra aeliana Unconfirmed Sea animal Southeast Asia and the coast of Algeria

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Dingonek Jungle walrus Unconfirmed A walrus that reportedly lives in the heart of Africa Western Africa
Devil Bird Ulama Proposed Spot-bellied Eagle-owl or Sri Lankan Brown Owl Bird Sri Lanka
Dobhar-chú Water Hound Unconfirmed Extra-large otter-like carnivorous aquatic mammal Ireland
Dover Demon Discredited Bipedal, alleged extraterrestrial Dover, Massachusetts, United States

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Eastern Cougar Puma concolor couguar Extinct, some alleged sightings Felid predator Eastern United States
Ebu Gogo Theorized to be related to Homo floresiensis, also called "Hobbit" Supposedly extinct, but allegedly seen until the 20th century Small primate, possible early hominid Flores, Indonesia
Elasmotherium Giant Rhinoceros Extinct Herbivorous mammal Asia
Elmendorf Beast Discredited; coyote with demodectic or sarcoptic mange Canid Elmendorf, Texas (United States) [1]
Elwedritsche Unconfirmed Mammal Germany
Emela-ntouka Chipekwe, Irizima, Aseka-moke Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur or an undiscovered aquatic rhinoceros Republic of the Congo
Enfield Horror Enfield monster Unconfirmed, but probably a hoax Unknown creature Illinois
Ennedi tiger Hadjel, Gassingram, Vossoko, Mourou N'gou, Mamaimé, Dilali, Saber-toothed cat Extinct Carnivorous mammal Chad, Africa

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Fear liath Am Fear Liath Mòr, The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, Greyman Unconfirmed Primate; possible humanoid Scotland
Flatwoods monster Green Monster, Braxton County Monster Unconfirmed Spade-headed extraterrestrial West Virginia, United States
Flying Rod Sky Fish, rod, sky squid Discredited; video camera malfunction Photographic artifact Worldwide
Fouke Monster Boggy Creek Monster, Southern Sasquatch Unconfirmed Primate Arkansas, United States
Fur-bearing trout Hoax Fish with hair; hairy trout North America

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Garou Loup Garou, Cajun werewolf Unconfirmed Wolf-like creature Louisiana (United States)
Gazeka Discredited Mammal Papua New Guinea
Gambo Unconfirmed Sea animal Africa
Giant anaconda Megaconda No specimens above the size of 10.5 metres (34 ft) have been captured Giant snake South America
Giant Snake of Mt. Tsurugi[6] Unconfirmed Mythological snake said to guard King Solomon's treasure Japan
Giant Ground Sloth Megatherium, mapinguari Extinct. Alleged sightings in the South American Amazon Rainforest. Thought to be confused with a legendary spirit Large furry sloth-like creature with powerful claws and a horrible stench Amazon Rainforest
Giglioli's Whale "Amphiptera pacifica" Unconfirmed Sea animal Off Chile, Scotland, and France (in the Mediterranean Sea) [2]
Globster Blob Unconfirmed Decaying sea animal Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean
Gloucester Sea serpent[7] Great Sea Serpent of New England Unconfirmed Sea serpent Massachusetts, United States
Gnome of Gerona Goblin Unconfirmed Small humanoid Girona, Spain
Goatman The Maryland Goatman, Chevo Man Unconfirmed Bipedal Wisconsin, Maryland, and New York (United States)
Grassman Kenmore Grassman, Ohio Grassman Unconfirmed Bigfoot-like primate Kenmore, Akron, Ohio, and eastern Iowa, both in the United States
Gunni Hoax Antlered, wombat-like marsupial Marysville and surrounding area, Victoria, Australia
Grootslang Unconfirmed Elephant with a serpent's tail Richtersveld, South Africa

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Hibagon Hinagon Unconfirmed Primate Japan
High-Finned Sperm Whale Unconfirmed[Note 1] Cetacean Shetland Islands
Hoan Kiem Turtle Confirmed Giant turtle Hanoi, Vietnam
Hodag The Dag; Nasobatilus Hoax (admitted by the main original proponent of its existence) Carnivorous mammal/lizard Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
Hokkaidō Wolf Ezo Wolf Originally considered extinct; unconfirmed sightings since its supposed extinction[9] Wolf Hokkaidō, Japan
"Homo gardarensis" Discredited Hominid (acromegalic Homo sapiens?) Greenland
Hoop snake Discredited; may be confused with the Sidewinder or the Mud Snake which often lies in a loose hoop shape Snake United States/Australia
Huay Chivo Huaychivo Mythical Carnivorous mammal Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (Mexico)
Hyote Discredited[10] Canine Maryland, United States

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Igopogo "Kempenfelt Kelly" Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Simcoe, Ontario (Canada)
Iliamna Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal. It is most likely a giant white sturgeon, though some reports have compared it to a shark or whale Lake Iliamna, Alaska
Inkanyamba Unconfirmed Lake animal Africa
Isshii Issie Unconfirmed Lake animal Japan

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J'ba fofi[11] Great Spider Unconfirmed Large spider-like creature Central Africa
Jackalope Antelabbit, aunt benny, Wyoming thistled hare, stagbunny Hoax, possibly influenced by rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus Herbivorous mammal North America
Japanese Wolf[disambiguation needed ] Extinct Carnivorous mammal Japan
Jersey Devil Leeds Devil Unconfirmed "Winged bipedal horse" United States, esp. New Jersey

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Kaijin Unconfirmed Sea monster Japan
Kala Bandar Black Monkey, Monkey-man of Delhi Unconfirmed Big black monkey alleged to be the reason of disaster in areas around Old Delhi (India) India
Kappa Gatarō, Kawako Unconfirmed, Mythical Bipedal Japan
"Kasai rex" Discredited Reptile/Dinosaur, possibly Carcharodontosaurus, reported to be a Tyrannosaurus rex Africa The picture of the Kasai rex that Johnson/Johanson allegedly took. Some have said it is a fake, and appears to be a cut out of a gecko perched on top of a rock
Kawekawau/Kawekaweau Hoplodactylus delcourti Extinct/Unconfirmed Lizard New Zealand
Kelpie Water horse Discredited Carnivorous equine Scottish and Irish lakes and rivers
Kenthurst Panther [12] Unconfirmed Leopard-like creature Kenthurst, Australia
Kikiyaon [13] Unconfirmed Carnivore owl West Africa
Killer badger Undetermined Ratel Badger blamed for attacking people and livestock Basra province, Iraq
Kingstie Lake George Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Ontario, North America
Kongamato Unconfirmed Pterosaur/Bird/Bat Kenya
Kraken Unconfirmed, possibly a giant squid Sea animal World's oceans
Kting Voar Holy Goat, Snake-eating Cow, Khting Vor, Linh Duong, Pseudonovibos spiralis Unconfirmed Herbivorous mammal Vietnam and Cambodia
Kumi Lizard/Ngarara Extinct; unconfirmed Reptile: giant monitor lizard New Zealand
Kusshii Unconfirmed Lake animal Japan

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Lagarfljót Worm lagarfljóts ormurinn Unconfirmed Lake animal Iceland
Lake Chelan Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Chelan, Washington, United States
Lake Tahoe Monster Tahoe Tessie Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Tahoe, California, and Nevada, United States
Lake Tianchi Monster Lake Chonji Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal China and North Korea
Lake Van Monster Monster of Lake Van Unconfirmed Lake animal Turkey
Lake Worth monster Lake Worth Goatman, Texas Bigfoot Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Texas, United States
Lariosauro Como Lake Monster Unconfirmed Water reptile Italy
Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp Lizard Man of Lee County, (Millerategucole dynamognathalis) Unconfirmed Bipedal South Carolina, United States
Lizard People Draconian, Reptoid, Dinosauroid, Dragonoid, Reptilian Unconfirmed Bipedal Worldwide
Loch Ness Monster Nessie, "Nessiteras rhombopteryx" Unconfirmed Lake animal (plesiosaur?) Loch Ness, Scotland
Loveland Frog Loveland Lizard Unconfirmed Bipedal lizard or frog, allegedly first seen in Loveland, Ohio Ohio, United States
Lusca Gigantic octopus Unconfirmed Large octopus World's oceans

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MacFarlane's Bear Ursus inopinatus[14] Extinct Carnivorous mammal, possibly a grizzly-polar bear hybrid Canada
Mahamba Unconfirmed Giant crocodile Lake Likouala swamp region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Maltese Tiger Blue Tiger Unconfirmed; possible tiger with abnormal coloration due to mutation Carnivorous mammal China
Mamlambo Unconfirmed Lake animal South Africa
Manananggal Unconfirmed Humanoid Philippines
Manatee of Helena Unconfirmed Manatee Saint Helena
Mande Barung Mande Burung, Indian Yeti Unconfirmed Humanoid North East India
Man-eating tree Discredited Carnivorous tree Various [3]
Manipogo Winnipogo Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Manitoba, Canada
Mapinguari Unconfirmed Herbivorous mammal Amazon Rainforest
Maricoxi Unconfirmed Primate South America
Marozi Spotted Lion, Panthera leo maculatus Unconfirmed, possibly extinct Lion-like felid Africa
Marsupial Lion Thylacoleo, Thylacoleo carnifex Extinct Carnivorous marsupial mammal Australia
Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Republic of the Congo
Megalania prisca Devil Dragon Extinct, considered by some[15] to be still alive, possibly as the Kumi Lizard Giant Australian monitor lizard Australia
Megalodon Carcharodon, Carcharocles Extinct; considered by some[16] to still exist Giant shark World's oceans
Melon heads Unconfirmed Humanoids with enlarged heads Allegan County woods, Michigan, and parts of Ohio and Connecticut (United States)
Memphre Memphré, Lake Memphremagog Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Memphremagog (United States and Canada)
Menehune Unconfirmed Primate Hawaii, United States
Merpeople Mermaid/Merman Unconfirmed; many hoaxes have been discredited Human-Fish The Seven Oceans and several seas
Minhocão Big Earthworm Unconfirmed Caecilian South America
Minnesota Iceman "Homo pongoides" Unconfirmed Primate Minnesota, United States
Mitla Fawcett's zorro or Fawcett's cat Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Bolivian rainforest
Mngwa Nunda Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Tanzania
Moa Extinct Giant flightless bird New Zealand
Moehau/Maero The Hairy Moehau, The Moehau Monster Unconfirmed Primate New Zealand
Mogollon Monster Mug-ee-yun Monster Unconfirmed; possibly a black bear, mountain lion, or elk Bipedal primate Mogollon Rim, Arizona, United States
Mokele-Mbembe Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Republic of the Congo
MoMo Missouri Monster Discredited Primate Missouri, United States
Mongolian Death Worm Allghoi (or orghoi) khorkhoi Unconfirmed Worm-like animal Gobi Desert
Mono Grande Unconfirmed Hominid South America
Montauk Monster Mounty Proposed decomposed and mutilated raccoon carcass small, decomposed quadruped carcass Montauk, Long Island (United States)
Morag Unconfirmed Lake animal Scotland
Mothman Often associated with Indrid Cold, "The Grinning Man" from John A. Keels book "The Mothman Prophecies" Unconfirmed Winged bipedal West Virginia, United States
Mountain Fennec Unconfirmed Fox Southern Algeria and northern Chad, in the central Sahara mountains
Muckie Unconfirmed Lake animal Lakes of Killarney, Ireland
Muc-sheilch Unconfirmed Lake animal Scotland
Muhuru Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Kenya
Mussie Unconfirmed Lake animal Ontario, Canada
Muwa Unconfirmed Forest-dwelling hominid or other primate Eastern Samar, Philippines
Mylodon Extinct, though considered by some, for example Florentino Ameghino, to still exist Giant ground sloth Southern Patagonian forests

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Nabau Discredited[17] Giant snake Malaysia
Naga Naga, Nak, Phaya Nak Unconfirmed Legendary large snake Mekong river border between Thailand and Laos
Nahuelito Nahuel Huapi Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina
Nandi Bear Chemosit,[18] Chimiset, Chimisit, Duba, Engargiya, Gadett, Ikimizi, Kerit, Kikambangwe, Kikomba, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, Sabrookoo, Shivuverre Proposed hyena Carnivorous mammal Africa
Ndendeki[19] Unconfirmed Giant turtle Central Africa
Neo-Giant Unconfirmed Primate Worldwide
Ngoima [20] Unconfirmed Giant bird Republic of the Congo
Ningen Ningyo Unconfirmed Sea monster with human features Antarctic Ocean. Pacific Ocean near Japan
Ngoubou Unconfirmed Reptile, proposed dinosaur Cameroon
Nguma-monene Unconfirmed Reptile, proposed dinosaur Republic of the Congo
Nyalmo Nyulmo Unconfirmed Primate-like Himalayas, Asia

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Ogopogo N'ha•a•itk, Naitaka Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Okanagan, Canada
Old Yellow Top Unconfirmed Primate Canada
Olitiau Unconfirmed Winged animal: bat or flying reptile Cameroon
Omajinaakoos Unconfirmed Small carnivorous, mammalian quadruped Central Canada
Onza Unconfirmed Big felid: possibly a new species of cougar Latin America
Orang-Bati Unconfirmed Bipedal Indonesia
Orang Mawas Mawa, Orang Dalam, hantu jerang gigi Unconfirmed Primate Malaysia
Orang Pendek Unconfirmed Primate, has been associated with Homo floresiensis Sumatra
Owlman Cornish Owlman, The Owlman of Mawnan Unconfirmed Human-owl England
Ozark Howler Ozark Black Howler Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas (United States)

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Peluda Shaggy Beast, La Velue Unconfirmed A dragon-like beast with a porcupine-like body, a snake's neck, head, and tail, large, tortoise-like feet, and a green color La Ferté-Bernard, France
Phantom cat Alien Big Cats (ABCs) Proposed escaped animals Carnivorous mammal Worldwide
Phantom kangaroo Proposed escaped animals Marsupial Various
Phaya Naga Unconfirmed Lake animal Laos, Thailand
Pinatubo lake monsters Unconfirmed, proposed groups of fish swarming together, seeming like an unknown creature Lake animal, giant eel Zambales, Philippines
Pogeyan Unconfirmed – known to local people, sighted by Western naturalist Grey felid; possible leopard colour morph or out-of-place Asian lion Ghats, India
Popobawa Unconfirmed East Africa
Pope Lick Monster Unconfirmed Bipedal Kentucky, United States
Poukai Pouakai Extinct Large carnivorous Haast's Eagle New Zealand
Pukwudgie Unconfirmed Bipedal Massachusetts, United States
Pygmy Gorilla Unconfirmed, based on specimens in various collections[21] Primate Congo Basin, Africa

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Qilin Kirin (from Japanese), Kỳ lân (from Vietnamese) or sometimes kyrin and ki-lin, Chinese unicorn Unconfirmed

most likely an exaggerated stylization of a giraffe.

Chimera China
Quacker (sound) квакер Unconfirmed sound-emitting objects Marine animal; Military technology; Extraterrestrial Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Queensland Tiger Yarri, the Beast of Buderim Unconfirmed, possibly a thylacine Carnivorous mammal Australia

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Rhinoceros Dolphin Unconfirmed Cetacean
Ropen Indava, duwas, seklo-bali, kundua, wawanar Unconfirmed Flying animal, alleged pterosaur Papua New Guinea
Row[22] Discredited Reptile New Guinea
Ryugyo[23] Unconfirmed Sturgeon-like fish Japan

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Salawa Seth animal, Salaawa Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Egypt
Sea monk Discredited; misidentifications of known animals Sea animal World's oceans [4]
Sea monsters Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans [5]
Sea serpent Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans [6]
Setontot[24] Discredited A creature rumored to exist in the dense jungles of Malaysia. It is described as ground-dwelling and slow-moving Malaysia
Selma Seljordsormen Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Seljord, Telemark, Norway
Sharlie Slimy slim, The twilight dragon of Payette lake Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Payette, McCall, Idaho, United States
Shug Monkey Unconfirmed Primate Europe
Shunka Warakin Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal; wolf-like, boar-like, hyena-like Western United States (especially Montana)
Sigbin Unconfirmed Canine, cat-fox, civet Philippines
Sirrush Mushrushu Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Africa, Ancient Babylon
Skunk Ape Swamp Ape Unconfirmed Primate Florida, United States
Skvader "Tetrao lepus pseudo-hybridus rarissimus L" Probably a hoax, only one man ever claimed to have seen it Mammal Sundsvall, Sweden
Slow Down Unidentified sound Sea creature Pacific Ocean
Smilodon Saber Tooth Tiger,

Saber-toothed cat

Extinct, though considered by some[who?] to still exist Felid Deep jungles in Colombia, and southern Argentina
Steller's Sea Ape Unconfirmed, possibly Northern Fur Seal Sea animal Pacific Ocean
Storsjöodjuret Unconfirmed Lake animal Sweden
Stronsay Beast Unconfirmed; most likely a basking shark Sea animal Orkney, Scotland
Sucuriju Gigante Giant Bull Eater (Matatoro in Spanish); Giant Anaconda; Megaconda Unconfirmed Giant boa Amazonia
Šumske Dekle[25] Ved, Vedi Unconfirmed Hominid Croatia

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Takitaro[26] Unconfirmed Giant fish Japan
Tapire-lauara Unconfirmed Lion/Pig Amazon Rainforest
Tatzelwurm Unconfirmed Reptile/Amphibian European Alps
Thetis Lake monster Hoax Reptilian humanoid Vancouver Island, Canada
Thunderbird Native American legend Giant bird North America
Thylacine Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf Extinct (rumored extant) Carnivorous marsupial Tasmania, Australia
Tikoloshe Tokoloshe Unconfirmed, mythological Dwarf water-sprite, or "bear-like" humanoid mammal South Africa
Tjutjuna Chuchunya, Chuchunaa Unconfirmed Primate Russia
Toangians Unconfirmed Similar to Moehau/Maero and Rapuwai, it is described as an ape-man New Zealand
Trinity Alps giant salamander Unconfirmed Salamander California, United States
Trunko The Margate monster Discredited; whale blubber[27] Whale carcass South Africa
Tsuchinoko Unconfirmed Snake Japan
Tsul 'Kalu Unconfirmed Primate American West
Turtle Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Saskatchewan, Canada

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Ucumar Ucu, Ucumar Zupai, Ucumari, Devil-man Proposed spectacled bear Small primate or bear with vicious habits South America, especially Brazil and Argentina
Umdhlebi Unconfirmed Carnivorous tree Zululand, South Africa
Urayuli Arulataq, Bushman, Tent Monster, Nant'ina, Woodsman Unconfirmed Hominid or other primate Southwest Alaska, near Lake Iliamna

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Vadakilla monster Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Maharashtra, India
Vampire Unconfirmed Legendary creature Worldwide[28]


Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Indonesia

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Waheela Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Canada
Waitoreke Maori Otter, New Zealand Otter; Waitoreki, Waitorete Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal South Island, New Zealand
Wampus Cat Foot Craver, Masked Cat, Canable Cat Unconfirmed Legendary felid Southern United States, Southwestern United States
Wendigo Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, Weendigo Unconfirmed Legendary creature Northern United States, Canada[28]
Wild Man of the Navidad Wild Woman of the Navidad, Wildman of the Navidad Unconfirmed Legendary creature South Texas, United States[29]
Wild Haggis[30] Hoax Small, furry 4-(uneven)legged creatures Scottish Highlands
Will-o'-the-wisp Hinkypunk, ignis fatuus Discredited; identified as swamp gas Ghostly light Wetlands throughout Canada, Europe, and USA
Wolpertinger "Crisensus bavaricus" Hoax Mammal Germany
Wucharia "Canis aureus lupaster" or "Canis lupus arabs" Unconfirmed Canine Danakil Depression, Eritrea

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Xing-Xing Brown-Man, Wildman Unconfirmed Brown Yeti-like Hominid The Himalayan Mountains

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Ya-te-veo Man-Eating Tree, its name means "I see you" Hoax Large tree with an eye and mouth; eats humans Central and South America
Yeren Yiren, Yeh Ren, Chinese Wildman Unconfirmed Primate (possible hominin) China
Yeti Abominable Snowman Unconfirmed Primate Himalayas (Asia) [7]
Yowie Unconfirmed Primate Australia

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Zanzibar Leopard Panthera pardus adersi Critically endangered or possibly extinct Feline Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Ziphius The Water Owl Confirmed Cuvier's Beaked Whale Cetacean Worldwide oceans
Zuiyō Maru creature New Nessie Originally considered a plesiosaur; possible basking shark carcass Carcass Christchurch coast of New Zealand [8]