Recent Cryptozoologists of the Year
by Loren Coleman, Director, International Cryptozoology Museum
Here is a rundown of the last four outstanding and often-unrecognized individuals who have added to the study of hidden, unknown, and new species.
National Archives researcher Mark Murphy discovered papers detailing for the first time the United States government’s interest and attention to the search for the Abominable Snowmen or Yetis roaming the mountains of Nepal in the 1950s. Photo: Loren Coleman.
Ngwe Lwin asking local people for information about a little-known new primate species, the new Mae Hka snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), seen below, which he discovered. Photo: FFI.
Italian researcher Gabriele Gentile holds a Galápagos iguana, a newly-verified pink and black species he discovered in January 2009. Photo: Gabriele Gentile
In 2008, after over five years of on-site work and confirming lab findings, doctorate candidate Andrea Marshall identified the giant manta ray as a distinctive new species, separate from the reef manta ray. She may have also found evidence of a future new, third species of manta.
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