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Killer-Beasts of the Congo

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 10th, 2013

“The Congo River Basin is one of the most curious and dark regions of the modern world. While modern man often holds fast to the rather contentious view that we know all the flora and fauna this world has provided, there are strange legends that emanate from this region which may beg to differ…”

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Remembering the Huia – Mysteries of New Zealand’s Extinct(?) Bird With Two Beaks

Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 29th, 2013

One of New Zealand’s most iconic species of bird was the huia, famed for the male and female possessing beaks of dramatically different shapes. It officially became extinct in 1907 – but did it? “The huia’s morphology is unique. No other bird in New Zealand, whether native or introduced, can be readily confused with it […]

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Xenothrix – A Mystery Monkey From Jamaica

Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 8th, 2013

Down through the centuries, several remarkable, unique species of mammal have become extinct on various West Indian islands in the Caribbean. One of these was a truly mysterious monkey, which may have survived into much more recent times than currently confirmed by science. “Today, some monkey species inhabit Jamaica, but none of them is native; […]

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Dimetrodon Days Are Here Again

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 29th, 2013


This is an 11-foot (lifesize) model of the Permian predator Dimetrodon I am building to start a business building museum displays. I need funding to complete the model which is partially molded and will be finished in fiberglass when complete. Thank you for your consideration!

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Bigfoot a Deaf Mute?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 15th, 2013

Some people in the Bigfoot community feel that Gigantopithecus is the most likely candidate as the precursor for Bigfoot. Jeff Meldrum and Grover Krantz are in this camp.

But others such as Loren Coleman feel there is a more likely candidate, Paranthropus.

Read: Bigfoot a Deaf Mute? »


Shadow of the Thylacine

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 10th, 2013

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For many people it’s an irresistible notion – that Tasmanian tigers still exist somewhere deep in the Tasmanian wilderness.

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The New Guinea Thylacine – Crying Wolf in Irian Jaya?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 8th, 2013

There have been many searches for living thylacines or Tassies in Tasmania and mainland Australia, but should cryptozoologists be seeking it in New Guinea instead?

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Published: A New CFZ Yearbook

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 21st, 2013

A new CFZ Yearbook is among us…

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Hey Australopithecus! Walk This Way!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 12th, 2013

Australopithecus walked like Sasquatch?

See what Dr. Jeff Meldrum thinks here at Cryptomundo!

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Speaking of Temples With Images of Dinosaurs Carved in Stone

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 4th, 2013

…photos reputed to be of a carving of a Stegosaur on an ancient Cambodian temple at Angkor Wat.

And a new photo of what appears to be a sauropod from the Milan gothic cathedral.

Read: Speaking of Temples With Images of Dinosaurs Carved in Stone »


Four-Winged Birds?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 18th, 2013

Thought you knew what ancient birds looked like? Think again.

The ancestors of some modern bird species had four “wings” instead of two, according to a new study, and that may have played a major role in the evolution of early birds and flight.

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320-year-old mystery solved thanks to ancient DNA

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 14th, 2013

University of Adelaide researchers have found the answer to one of natural history’s most intriguing puzzles – the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf and how it came to be the only land-based mammal on the isolated islands – 460km from the nearest land, Argentina.

Read: 320-year-old mystery solved thanks to ancient DNA »


Resurrecting the Thylacine?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 7th, 2013

People were fantasizing about reviving extinct forms of life long before Hollywood embedded the idea into our collective consciousness with Jurassic Park. Can we really do it? And if we can, why should we?

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Eerie Expeditions

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 5th, 2013

Hairy man-beasts of the woods, a giant, flying winged thing, and the Chupacabras…

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Cryptid Rewards!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 9th, 2012

Rediscover an extinct species!

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