Cryptid
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In the alternative science of cryptozoology, the term cryptid denotes a creature:

  • whose existence is suggested by folklore or sightings, but has not been proven by scientific methods. Bigfoot, El Chupacabra, and the Loch Ness Monster are well-known examples.
  • whose existence was previously disputed, but is now accepted, such as the Coelacanth and Okapi.
  • whose prehistoric existence is not in doubt, but that is now widely believed to be extinct, such as Dinosaurs. In order for such a creature to qualify as a cryptid, someone must believe it still lives in some exotic corner of the earth.

List of Cryptids

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