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Cryptozoology (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Cryptozoology
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Work cat.: 94034307: Heuvelmans, B. On the track of unknown animals, 1994: CIP galley (Cryptozoology)

Random House (the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence, of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster)


Cryptozoological Realms web site, May 30, 2003 (Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans defines cryptozoology on p. xxv of his On the track of unknown animals, 1995, as "the scientific study of animals forms, the existence of which is based only on testimonial or circumstantial evidence, or on material proof judged insufficient by some." Dr. Roy P. Mackal defines cryptozoology on p. 9 of the foreword of Shuker, K., In search of prehistoric survivors: do giant 'extinct' creatures till exist, 1995, as "the study and investigation of evidence for animals unexpected in time or place or in size or shape.")

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Here are entered works on the study of animals that are unexpected in time, place, size, or shape, or whose existence is based on testimony or circumstantial evidence.