Unconfirmed – cryptids whose existence is alleged but not demonstrated.

Disputed; [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


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, kilomba, sehite Unconfirmed Small bipedal human shaped 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 hominid Asia/Caucasus

Altamaha-ha Altie Unconfirmed Sturgeon-like river animal Georgia, United States "Ameranthropoides loysi" De Loys' ape Proposed spider monkey – possible 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[1] Unconfirmed A large, black felid. A melanistic cougar West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, and Virginia, United States

Aswang Unconfirmed A vampire-like creature that could shape-shift Philippines

Atti Confirmed okapi Related to the giraffe Africa

Ayia Napa sea monster O filikos teras ("The Friendly Monster"), Nappis Unconfirmed Speculated to be something like a crocodile or sea serpent[2] Cyprus


Barmanou Barmanu, Big Hairy One Unconfirmed Primate Middle East/Asia

Batutut Ujit, Người rừng Unconfirmed Hominid Vietnam, Laos, and Borneo

Beaman Unconfirmed Primate Missouri, United States

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 Unconfirmed Reptile/Dinosaur 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

Beast of Exmoor Unconfirmed; possibly an escaped animal Big cat England

Beast of Gévaudan Bête du Gévaudan, Arenotelicon Unconfirmed; possibly wolves Canid Gévaudan (Lozère), France

Bergman's Bear God bear; irkuiem Extinct Bear, proposed Arctodus simus Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Bessie Lake Erie Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Lake Erie, North America

Bigfoot Sasquatch, Skookum Unconfirmed Hominid or other primate Worldwide

Big Cats (Irish) Unconfirmed Lion or Puma or Black Leopard Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland

Big Muddy Monster Unconfirmed Hominid or other primate Murphysboro, Illinois (United States)

Black Shuck Old shuck Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Coast of East Anglia, England

Bloop Unconfirmed Gigantic creature/Unconfirmed sound South American southwest coast

Bondegezou Dingiso, Dendrolagus mbaiso Confirmed tree-kangaroo Tree-kangaroo New Guinea, Indonesia

Bownessie Lake Windermere Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Windermere, England, UK

British big cats Alien big cats (ABCs), phantom cats, mystery 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, BTMM Unconfirmed Forest-dwelling hominid or other primate Singapore

Bunyip Unconfirmed Lake and cave animal Australia

Burmese gray wild dog Unconfirmed Canine Burma

Buru Extinct Reptile or giant lungfish Arunachal Pradesh, India


"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

Chaska Creature Chas-quatch, Minnesota Bigfoot Hoax Hominid or other primate Carver County, Minnesota, North America

Cherufe Disputed 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


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 Disputed Bipedal, alleged extraterrestrial Dover, Massachusetts, United States


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 Disputed; coyote with demodectic or sarcoptic mange Canid Elmendorf, Texas (United States)

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 Unknown creature Illinois

Ennedi tiger Hadjel, Gassingram, Vossoko, Mourou N'gou, Mamaimé, Dilali, Saber-toothed cat Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Chad, Africa Sketches

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Fear liath Am Fear Liath Mòr, The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, Greyman Unconfirmed Primate; possible humanoid Scotland

Fiskerton Phantom Unconfirmed phantom cat/Bear Fiskerton, Lincolnshire, UK

Flatwoods monster Green Monster, Braxton County Monster Unconfirmed Spade-headed extraterrestrial West Virginia, United States

Flying Rod Sky Fish, rod, sky squid Disputed; video camera malfunction Unknown Creature Worldwide

Fouke Monster Boggy Creek Monster, Southern Sasquatch Unconfirmed Primate 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 Disputed Mammal Papua New Guinea

Gambo Unconfirmed Sea animal Africa

Giant anaconda Megaconda Unconfirmed 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)

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 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, 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


Hellhound Barghest, Black Shuck, Dip, Gwyllgi, Gytrash Unconfirmed Large, black, spectral hound with red eyes Worldwide

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 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" Disputed Hominid (acromegalic Homo sapiens?) Greenland

Honshū wolf Japanese wolf, yamainu Officially considered extinct; recent unconfirmed sightings Wolf Honshū, Japan

Hoop snake Disputed; 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 Disputed[10] Canine Maryland, United States


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

Ivory Billed Woodpecker [11] Relict USA/Mexico


J'ba fofi[12] 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

Jersey Devil Leeds Devil Unconfirmed "Winged bipedal horse" United States, esp. New Jersey


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" Disputed 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 Unconfirmed Carnivorous equine Scottish and Irish lakes and rivers

Kenthurst Panther [13] Unconfirmed Leopard-like creature Kenthurst, Australia

Kikiyaon [14] Unconfirmed Carnivore owl West Africa "man-eating 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

Koolakamba Ape Hybrid, KoolooKamba Confirmed Undetermined whether an ape hybrid, new spacies/subspecies or an individual variation of a chimpanzee or a gorilla. An ape hybrid that's allegedly a cross between a chimpanzee and a gorilla. West Africa

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


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

Leviathan Livyatan melvillei Extinct Relative of sperm whale World's oceans

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp Lizard Man of Lee County 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


MacFarlane's Bear Ursus inopinatus[15] 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, Bangladesh

Man-eating tree Disputed Carnivorous tree Various

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[16] to be still alive, possibly as the Kumi Lizard Giant Australian monitor lizard Australia

Megalodon Carcharodon, Carcharocles Extinct; considered by some[17] 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

Min Min light Disputed Unexplained light Eastern Australia Minhocão Big Earthworm Unconfirmed Caecilian South America

Bold textMinnesota 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 Disputed 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 Disputed; possibly 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


Nabau Disputed[18] Giant snake Malaysia

Naga Naga, Nak, Phaya Nak Disputed Legendary large snake human hybrid Mekong river border between Thailand and Laos

Nahuelito Nahuel Huapi Lake Monster Unconfirmed Lake animal Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina

Nandi Bear Chemosit,[19] Chimiset, Chimisit, Duba, Engargiya, Gadett, Ikimizi, Kerit, Kikambangwe, Kikomba, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, Sabrookoo, Shivuverre Proposed hyena Carnivorous mammal Africa

Ndendeki[20] Unconfirmed Giant turtle Central Africa

Neo-Giant Unconfirmed Primate Worldwide

Ngoima [21] 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


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 Omagimaakos, The Ugly One 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)


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 Photographs

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[22] Primate Congo Basin, Africa


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


Rhinoceros Dolphin Unconfirmed Cetacean

Ropen Indava, duwas, seklo-bali, kundua, wawanar Unconfirmed Flying animal, alleged pterosaur Papua New Guinea

Row[23] Disputed Reptile New Guinea

Ryūgyo Unconfirmed Sturgeon-like fish Japan


Salawa Seth animal, Salaawa Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Egypt

Sea monk Disputed; misidentifications of known animals Sea animal World's oceans

Sea monsters Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans

Sea serpent Unconfirmed Sea animal World's oceans

Setontot[24] Disputed 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

Sewer alligator Albino alligator Unconfirmed, Urban Myth Contemporary phylogenesis Widespread Urban environments

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" Disputed 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

Spring-heeled Jack The Terror of London Unconfirmed Said to be humanoid London as well as other parts of England.

Steller's Sea Ape Unconfirmed, possibly Northern Fur Seal Sea animal Pacific Ocean

Storsjöodjuret Unconfirmed Lake animal Sweden

Stronsay Beast Unconfirmed 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


Takitaro[26] Unconfirmed Giant fish Japan

Tapire-iauara Unconfirmed Jaguar/Tapir Amazon Rainforest

Tatzelwurm Unconfirmed Reptile/Amphibian European Alps

Thetis Lake monster Disputed Reptilian humanoid Vancouver Island, Canada

Thunderbird Unconfirmed Giant bird North America

Thylacine Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf Extinct (rumored extant) Carnivorous marsupial Tasmania, Australia

Tikoloshe Tokoloshe Disputed 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 Disputed; 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


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


Vadakilla monster Unconfirmed Carnivorous mammal Maharashtra, India

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

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 Disputed; 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


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


Ya-te-veo Man-Eating Tree, its name means "I see you" Unconfirmed 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)

Yowie Yahoo Unconfirmed Primate Australia


Zanzibar Leopard Panthera pardus adersi 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

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