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"Amongst the curious myths of the Middle Ages none were more extravagant and persistent than that of the "Vegetable Lamb of Tartary," known also as the "Scythian Lamb," and the "Borametz," or "Barometz," the latter title being derived from a Tartar word signifying "a lamb." This "lamb" was described as being at the same time both a true animal and a living plant. According to some writers this composite "plant-animal" was the fruit of a tree which sprang from a seed like that of a melon, or gourd; and when the fruit or seed-pod of this tree was fully ripe it burst open and disclosed to view within it a little lamb, perfect in form, and in every way resembling an ordinary lamb naturally born." --The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (1887) by Henry Lee

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In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid (from the Greek "κρύπτω" (krypto) meaning "hide") is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but that is unrecognized by a scientific consensus, and whose existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely. Noted cryptids include Bigfoot, Yeti, Chupacabra and the Loch Ness Monster.

The following is a list of cryptids and alleged relicts, those animals studied under the field of cryptozoology. Their presumptive existence has often been derived from anecdotal or other evidence, considered insufficient by mainstream science.

Every animal 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 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



Adjule Kelb-el-khela Proposed African Wild Dog Canine – unrecognized canid form report from western part of Sahara by local people, and live in packs. Possible some isolated population of very rare African wild dog North Africa
Agogwe Agogure, agogue, kakundakari, kilomba, sehite Unconfirmed Small bipedal Eastern 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) Fish 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 hominid Asia/Caucasus
Altamaha-ha Altie Unconfirmed River animal Georgia (United States)
Template:Sort De Loys' ape Proposed misidentification of a spider monkey – probable hoax Primate Near the Tarra River, Colombia The only evidence of the animal is one photograph
Amomongo Negros ape Unconfirmed Primate Negros, Philippines
Andean Wolf Hagenbeck wolf, Andean mountain wolf, Dasycyon hagenbecki Extinct Canine High Andes, South America
Appalachian Black Panther Unconfirmed A large, black felid. A melanistic cougar West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Virginia, United States
Ayia Napa sea monster O filikos teras, Nappis Unconfirmed Cross of various sea creatures Cyprus


Barmanou Barmanu, Big Hairy One Unconfirmed Primate Middle East/Asia
Batsquatch Unconfirmed Winged primate Mount St. Helens, Skamania County, Washington, United States
Batutut Ujit, Nguoi Rung Unconfirmed Hominid Vietnam, Laos, and Borneo
Bear Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Idaho/Utah (United States)
Beast of Bladenboro Vampire Beast Unconfirmed, may be a cougar Blood-sucking feline-like 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)
Beast of Busco Churubusco turtle; Oscar Discredited Reptile/Dinosaur Churubusco, Indiana
Beast of Dean Moose-pig Unconfirmed Boar-like mammal England Image:Symonds Yat Rock View.JPG
Beast of Exmoor Unconfirmed Big cat England
Beast of Gévaudan Bête du Gévaudan Unconfirmed, possibly an escaped hyena Carnivorous wolf-like mammal Gévaudan (Lozère), France Image:Gevaudanwolf.jpg
Bergman's Bear God bear; irkuiem Extinct Bear, proposed Arctodus simus Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Bessie Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Erie, North America
Bigfoot Sasquatch, Skookum, Yeren, Yeti, Mapinguari Unconfirmed Hominid or primate North America Image:Smalfut.jpg
Black Shuck Old shuck Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Coast of East Anglia, England Image:Blackdog.jpg
Bloop Unconfirmed Gigantic creature/Unconfirmed sound South American southwest coast Image:Bloop.jpg
Bondegezou Dingiso, Dendrolagus mbaiso Confirmed Tree-kangaroo Tree-kangaroo New Guinea, Indonesia Picture
British big cats Alien big cats (ABCs), phantom cats, English lions
beast of Bodmin, Beast of Exmoor
Proposed escaped animals Carnivorous mammal Great Britain
Brosno dragon Brosnya Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Brosno, Russia
Bukit Timah Monkey Man BTM Unconfirmed Forest-dwelling hominid or primate Singapore
Bunyip Unconfirmed (legendary creature) Lake and cave animal Australia Image:Bunyip 1890.jpg
Burmese gray wild dog Unconfirmed Canine Burma
Buru Extinct Reptile or giant lungfish India


Template:Sort Caddy, "Cadborosaurus" Unconfirmed Sea animal Pacific Coast of North America Image:Cadborosaurus October 1937.jpg
Canvey Island Monster Proposed anglerfish or batfish Bipedal England Image:Canvey.JPG
Champ Template:Sort, Champy Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Champlain, North America
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 50px
Chupacabra Goat Sucker Unconfirmed Reptile//Mammal/Canine, possibly 2 species; thought to be a supernatural/extraterrestrial creature by some |Mexico/Puerto Rico/Texas, United States/Kerala, India 50px
Con Rit Many-finned Sea Serpent, Centipede, Great Sea-Centipede, Cetioscolopendra aeliana Unconfirmed Sea animal Southeast Asia and the coast of Algeria Image:Sea serpent.jpg


Dingonek Jungle walrus Unconfirmed A walrus that reportedly lives in the heart of Africa Western Africa
Dahu Hoax Herbivorous mammal France and Switzerland
Deinotherium Extinct Herbivorous mammal Africa Image:Dinotherium.jpg
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 Unconfirmed Bipedal, possible alien Dover, Massachusetts, United States Image:Dover demon.JPG
Dragon Unconfirmed Reptilian creatures with various anatomy, abilities, powers & representations Worldwide
Drop bear Hoax Arboreal, predatory, koala-like marsupial, which attacks its prey by dropping onto it from above Australia


Ebu Gogo Homo floresiensis, "Hobbit" Supposedly extinct, but allegedly still seen by some Small primate or possible early hominid Flores, Indonesia
Elasmotherium Giant Rhinoceros Extinct Herbivorous mammal Asia Image:Elasm062.jpg
Elmendorf Beast Proposed Mexican Hairless Dog Canid Elmendorf, Texas (United States) Image:Coyote with mange.jpg
Elwedritsche Unconfirmed Mammal Germany Image:Elwetritschen-Brunnen in Neustadt 09.jpg
Ennedi tiger Hadjel, Gassingram, Vossoko, Mourou N'gou, Mamaimé, Dilali, Saber-toothed cat Extinct Carnivorous mammal Chad, Africa Photographs
Emela-ntouka Chipekwe, Irizima, Aseka-moke Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur or an undiscovered aquatic rhinoceros Republic of the Congo


Fairy Faerie, Pixie, Sprite Unconfirmed; some supposed photographic evidence confirmed to be a hoax Fairy Worldwide Image:SophieAndersonTakethefairfaceofWoman.jpg
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 Confirmed video camera malfunction Photographic artifact Worldwide
Fouke Monster Boggy Creek Monster Unconfirmed Primate; possible humanoid Arkansas (United States)
Fur-bearing trout Hoax Fish with hair; hairy trout North America


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 No specimens above the size of have been captured Giant snake South America 50px
Unconfirmed Reptile Japan
Giglioli's Whale Template:Sort Unconfirmed Sea animal Off Chile, Scotland and France (in the Mediterranean) Image:Amphiptera pacifica.jpg
Globster Blob Unconfirmed Decaying sea animal Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean Image:St augustine carcass.jpg
Gloucester Sea serpent |Great Sea Serpent of New England |Unconfirmed Sea serpent Massachusetts, United States
Gnome of Gerona Goblin Unconfirmed Small humanoid Gerona, Spain Photographs
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, United States
The Grinning Man Indrid Cold, Karl Ardo, Demo Hassan (names of supposed Grinning Men encountered by contactees) Unconfirmed Extraterrestrial, Men In Black (MIB), Phantom Elizabeth, New Jersey and Point Pleasant, West Virginia, United States
Hoax Antlered, wombat-like marsupial Marysville and surrounding area, Victoria, Australia
Grootslang Unconfirmed Elephant with a serpent's tail Richtersveld, South Africa


Hibagon Hinagon Unconfirmed Primate Japan Image:Hinagon.jpg
Unconfirmed Cetacean Shetland Islands Image:Highfin.jpg
Hodag The Dag; Nasobatilus Discredited; the main original proponent of its existence later admitted it to be a hoax Carnivorous mammal/lizard Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States Image:The hodag.jpg
Hokkaidō Wolf Ezo Wolf Thought to be extinct, sightings of the Hokkaidō Wolf have been claimed from the time of its extinction to the present day, but none of these have been verified. Wolf Hokkaidō, Japan 50px
Template:Sort Discredited Hominid (acromegalic Homo sapiens?) Greenland
Hoop snake Hoax Snake United States/Australia
Huay Chivo Huaychivo Mythical Carnivorous mammal Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (Mexico)
Hyote Discredited Canine Maryland, United States


Igopogo "Kempenfelt Kelly" Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Simcoe, Ontario (Canada) Image:Igopogo.jpg
Iliamna Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal. It may be a previously unknown giant fish or even an undiscovered whale. However, if it is a whale, it would most likely be seen much more often when it comes up for air. Lake Iliamna, Alaska
Inkanyamba Unconfirmed Lake animal Africa
Isshii Issie Unconfirmed Lake animal Japan Image:Issie.jpg


Jackalope Antelabbit, aunt benny, Wyoming thistled hare, stagbunny Hoax, possibly influenced by rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus Herbivorous mammal North America Image:Rabbit shopes papilloma virus 3.jpg
Japanese Wolf Extinct Carnivorous mammal Japan 50px
Jersey Devil Leeds Devil Unconfirmed "Winged bipedal horse" United States, esp. New Jersey Image:Jersey Devil Philadelphia Post 1909.jpg


Kaijin Unconfirmed Sea monster Japan Image:Hirokawa Kaijin.jpg
Kala Bandar Black Monkey, Monkey-man of Delhi Unconfirmed Big black monkey seemed to be the reason of disaster in areas around Old Delhi (India) India
Kappa Gatarō, Kawako Unconfirmed, Mythical Bipedal Japan Image:Kappa water imp 1836.jpg
Kasai Rex Discredited Reptile/Dinosaur, possibly Carcharodontosaurus, reported to be a Tyrannosaurus rex Africa The picture of the Kasai Rex the Johnson/Johanson allegedly took. It is obviously 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 Image:Thekelpie large.jpg
Kenthurst Panther [1] Unconfirmed Leopard-like creature Kenthurst, Australia
Kikiyaon Unconfirmed Carnivore bird Africa
Kingstie Lake George Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Ontario, North America
Komodo Dragon Komodo Monitor, Komodo Island Monitor, Ora Confirmed Giant lizard Komodo Island, Rinca, Flores Island, Gili Motang (Lesser Sunda Islands) Image:Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis Ragunan Zoo 2.JPG
Kongamato Unconfirmed Pterosaur/Bird/Bat Kenya
Kraken Legendary gigantic squid Sea animal World's oceans Image:Colossal octopus by Pierre Denys de Montfort.jpg
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 Image:Lake Kussharo01.JPG


Lagarfljóts Worm lagarfljóts ormurinn Unconfirmed Lake animal Iceland
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 Unconfirmed Bipedal South Carolina, United States Image:Oreswamp.jpg
Lizard People Draconian, Reptoid, Dinosauroid, Dragonoid, Reptilian Unconfirmed, Theoretical Bipedal Worldwide Image:Dinosauroid.jpg
Loch Ness Monster Nessie, Nessiteras rhombopteryx Unconfirmed Lake animal (plesiosaur?) Loch Ness, Scotland Image:Lochnessmonster.jpg
Loveland Frog Loveland Lizard Unconfirmed Bipedal lizard or frog, first saw in Loveland, Ohio Ohio, United States
Lusca Gigantic octopus Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans


MasaminTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Black creature with a beak Wisconsin, United States
MacFarlane's Bear Ursus inopinatus 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 Image:Maltese Tiger.jpg
Mamlambo Unconfirmed Lake animal South Africa
Manananggal Unconfirmed Humanoid Philippines Image:Manananggal of Philippine Mythology Commons.jpg
Manatee of Helena Unconfirmed Manatee Saint Helena
Mande Barung Mande Burung, Indian Yeti Unconfirmed Humanoid North East India
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 Image:Thylacoleo BW.jpg
Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Republic of the Congo
Megalania prisca Devil Dragon Extinct, considered by someTemplate:Who to be still alive, possibly as the Kumi Lizard Giant Australian monitor lizard Australia Image:Varanus priscus Melbourne Museum.jpg
Megalodon Carcharodon, Carcharocles Extinct; considered by some to still exist Giant shark World's oceans Image:Megalodon shark jaws museum of natural history 068.jpg
Memphre Memphré, Lake Memphremagog Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Memphremagog (United States and Canada)
Menehune Unconfirmed Primate Hawaii, United States Image:Alekoko fishpond.jpg
Merpeople Mermaid/Merman Unconfirmed, many hoaxes have been discredited Human-Fish The Seven Oceans and several seas
MessieTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Murray, South Carolina, United States
Minhocão Big Earthworm Unconfirmed Caecilian South America Image:Minhocao.png
Minnesota Iceman Template:Sort Unconfirmed Primate Minnesota, United States
Mitla Fawcett's zorro or Fawcett's cat Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Bolivia rainforest
Mngwa Nunda Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Tanzania
Moa Extinct Giant flightless bird New Zealand Image:Giant Haasts eagle attacking New Zealand moa.jpg
Moehau/Maero The Hairy Moehau, The Moehau Monster Unconfirmed Primate New Zealand
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 Image:Allghoikhorkhoi.jpg
Mono Grande UnconfirmedTemplate:Citation needed Hominid South America
Montauk Monster Mounty Unconfirmed Possible partly decomposed and mutilated carcass of a canine, raccoon or rodent which looked like a monster Montauk, Long Island (United States) Image:RhodeislandMonster.jpg
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 Image:Mothman statue 2005.JPG
Mountain Fennec Vulpes sp. nov. 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 Image:Stegosaurus BW.jpg
Mussie Unconfirmed Lake animal Ontario, Canada
MuwaTemplate:Citation needed waray-waray, mawaTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Primate, forest-dwelling hominid Eastern Samar, Philippines
Mylodon Extinct, though considered by someTemplate:Who to still exist Giant ground sloth Southern Patagonian forests


NabauTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Giant snake Malaysia
Naga Naga, Nak, Phaya Nak Unconfirmed Legendary large snake Mekong river border between Thailand and Laos Image:Laonaga.jpg
Nahuelito Nahuel Huapi Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina
Nandi Bear Chemosit,<ref name="chemosit">Occultopedia</ref> Chimiset, Chimisit, Duba, Engargiya, Gadett, Ikimizi, Kerit, Kikambangwe, Kikomba, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, Sabrookoo, Shivuverre Proposed hyena Carnivorous mammal Africa
Ndendeki (giant turtle)Template:Citation needed Unconfirmed Reptile Republic of the Congo
Neo-Giant Unconfirmed Primate Worldwide
Ngoima (giant monkey-eating Eagle)Template:Citation needed Unconfirmed Carnivore bird Republic of the Congo
Ningen Ningyo Unconfirmed Sea monster with human features Antarctic Ocean. Pacific Ocean near Japan
Ngoubou Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Cameroon
Nguma-monene Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Republic of the Congo
Nyalmo Nyulmo Unconfirmed Primate-like Himalayas, Asia


Ogopogo N'ha•a•itk, Naitaka Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Okanagan, Canada Image:Ogopogo.jpg
Old Yellow Top Unconfirmed Primate Canada
Olitiau Unconfirmed Winged animal: bat or flying reptile Cameroon
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
Oriental Yeti Unconfirmed, possibly a civet with mange Likely a carnivore Sichuan, China
Owlman Cornish Owlman, The Owlman of Mawnan Unconfirmed Bird England
Ozark Howler Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas (United States)


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 Discredited – 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 (Himalayan foothills), India Photographs
Popobawa Unconfirmed East Africa
Pope Lick Monster Unconfirmed Bipedal Kentucky, United States Image:Popelick2.jpg
Poukai Pouakai Extinct Large carnivorous Haast's Eagle New Zealand
Pukwudgie Unconfirmed Bipedal Massachusetts, United States


Qilin Kirin (from Japanese) or sometimes kyrin Unconfirmed Chimera China Image:QingQilin.jpg
Queensland Tiger Yarri, the Beast of Buderim Unconfirmed, possibly a thylacine Carnivorous mammal Australia


Rapuwai Unconfirmed Ape-man, similar to Bigfoot in North America but more vicious. New Zealand
Rat king Unconfirmed Group of rats Europe Image:Der rattenkonig.jpg
Renton River BeastTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Humanoid Pacific Northwest of the U.S.
Rhinoceros Dolphin Unconfirmed Cetacean Image:Rhinodolph.jpg
Ropen Indava, duwas, seklo-bali, kundua, wawanar Unconfirmed Flying animal/Pterodactyl Papua New Guinea
RowTemplate:Citation needed Discredited Reptile New Guinea
RyugyoTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Sturgeon-like fish Japan


Sal'awaTemplate:Citation needed Seth, Salaawa Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Egypt
SampsonTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Giant carnivorous snapping turtle Sampsons Pond, Carver, Massachusetts (United States)
Sea monk Discredited – misidentifications of known animals Sea animal World's oceans Image:The Sea Monk.jpg
Sea monsters Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans Image:Prima fontana dei mostri marini 04.JPG
Sea serpent Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans Image:Sea serpent.jpg
SetontotTemplate:Citation needed 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 American West (especially Montana)
Sigbin Unconfirmed Canine, cat-fox, civet Philippines
Simurgh Template:Sort, Angha Unconfirmed Bird Iran Image:Textile0001.jpg
Sirrush Mushrushu Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur Africa, Ancient Babylon
Skunk Ape Swamp Ape Unconfirmed Primate Florida, United States Image:Myakka skunk ape 2.png
Skvader "Tetrao lepus pseudo-hybridus rarissimus L" Hoax Mammal Sundsvall, Sweden Image:Skvader.jpg
Slow Down Unidentified sound Sea creature Pacific Ocean Image:Slow Down.jpg
Smilodon Saber Tooth Tiger, Sabre-toothed Cat Extinct, though considered by someTemplate:Who to still exist Felid Deep jungles in Colombia and southern Argentina
Spring Heeled Jack Springheel Jack Unconfirmed Demon United Kingdom Image:Jack6.jpg
Steller's Sea Ape Unconfirmed, possibly Northern Fur Seal Sea animal Pacific Ocean
Storsjöodjuret Unconfirmed Lake animal Sweden Image:Storsjöodjuret.jpg
Stronsay Beast Discredited – Identified as a basking shark Sea animal Orkney, Scotland
Sucuriju Gigante Giant Bull Eater (Matatoro in Spanish); Giant Anaconda; Megaconda Unconfirmed Giant boa Amazonia Image:Eunectes murinus2.jpg


TakitaroTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Giant fish Japan
Tapire-lauara Unconfirmed Lion/Pig Amazon Rainforest
Tatzelwurm Unconfirmed Reptile/Amphibian European Alps Image:Tatzelwurm.JPG
Teggie Unconfirmed Crocodile/Small plesiosaur Llyn Tegid, Wales
Thetis lake monster Unconfirmed primate lizard Vancouver Island,Canada
Thunderbird Native American legend Giant bird North America
Thylacine Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf Extinct (rumored extant), may be the Queensland Tiger Carnivorous marsupial Tasmania, Australia Image:Thylacinus.jpg
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 Unconfirmed Sea animal South Africa 50px
Tsuchinoko Unconfirmed Snake Japan Image:Tsuchinoko photo 01.jpg
Tsul 'Kalu Unconfirmed Primate American West
Turtle Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Saskatchewan, Canada


Veo Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Indonesia


Waheela Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Canada
Waitoreke Maori Otter, New Zealand Otter; Waitoreki, Waitorete Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal South Island, New Zealand
Wendigo Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, Weendigo Unconfirmed Legendary creature North Eastern United States <ref></ref>
Will-o'-the-wisp Hinkypunk, ignis fatuus Discredited - Swamp gas Ghostly light Wetlands throughout Canada, Europe and USA Image:Tulilautta3.jpg
WillyTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Aquatic creature Willoughby, Vermont, United States
WippyTemplate:Citation needed WhippyTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Lake animal Massawepie Lake, Canada
Wolpertinger Template:Sort Hoax Mammal Germany Image:Wolpertinger.jpg
WinnieTemplate:Citation needed Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (United States)
Wucharia Unconfirmed Canine Danakil depression, Eritrea Photographs


Yeren Yiren, Yeh Ren, Chinese Wildman Unconfirmed Primate (possible hominin) China Image:Yerencave.jpg
Yeti Abominable Snowman Unconfirmed Primate Himalayas (Asia) Image:Yetiscalp.JPG
Yowie Unconfirmed Primate Australia Image:Yowie-statue-Kilcoy-Queensland.JPG


Zanzibar Leopard Panthera pardus adersi Critically endangered or possibly extinct Feline Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania Image:Panthera pardus adersi.jpg
Ziphius The Water Owl Confirmed Cuvier's Beaked Whale Cetacean Worldwide oceans Image:Cuviers beaked whale-swfsc.jpg
Zuiyō Maru creature New Nessie Thought in the beginning to be a plesiosaur. Possible basking shark carcass Carcass Christchurch coast of New Zealand Image:Zuiyo Maru.jpg

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