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List of Australasian Cryptid Reports

Hominoids: Man-sized, hairy (yowie, etc.)
Reported from southeastern Australia
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1995b

Hominoids: Small, hairy, walk on all fours
Reported from Malaita (Solomon Islands)
Heuvelmans 1986

Hominoids: Small, dark
Reported from New Hebrides Islands
Heuvelmans 1986

Hominoids: Tall, hairy
Reported from mountains of Laudari, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Heuvelmans 1986

Hominoids: Pygmies with high conical heads
Reported from Fiji Islands
Heuvelmans 1986

Otter-like Animal (Waitoreke)
Reported from South Island, New Zealand
Heuvelmans 1986

Marsupial: large rabbit-like (kadimakara, etc.)
Reported from Australian deserts
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1995b

Marsupial (?): tapir-like (gazeka)
Reported from mountians of Owen Stanley Range, PNG
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1991; Shuker 1992; Shuker 1995b

Marsupial: Diprodonts, surviving remnants
Reported from Western Australia
Shuker 1995b

Marsupial: Lion, Thylacoleo-like
Reported from western and southeastern Australia
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1995b; Shuker 1989

Marsupial: Thylacines
Reported from mainland Australia
Douglas 1990; Shuker 1995b

Marsupial: Thylacines
Reported from Tasmania
Shuker 1995b

Dog-like animal (possible thylacine?)
Reported from Mount Giluwe, PNG
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1995b

Tasmanian Devils: Out of Place
Reported from mainland Australia
Shuker 1998d

Felines: Feral "panthers"
Reported in southwestern Australia
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1989

Feline: "Lions"
Reported from New Zealand
Shuker 1989

Bird: Flightless bird
Reported from Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
Heuvelmans 1986; Raynal 1995

Bird: Moa-like, turkey-sized birds
Reported from South Island, New Zealand
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1991

Bird: Undescribed speckled megapode
Reported from Viti Levu and Kandavu, Fiji
Shuker 1998d

Bird: Huia, surviving remnants
Reported from New Zealand
Shuker 1991

Bird: Long-tailed black bird-of-paradise
Reported from Goodenough Island
Shuker 2000b

Bird: Six birds-of-paradise
Reported from New Guinea & outlying islands
Dismissed as hybrids since 1920s, recent evaluation suggests they were genuine species, now possibly extinct
Shuker 1998d

Lake Monster: "Long-necked Sea-lion"
Reported from south Australia and Tasmania
Heuvelmans 1986

Lizard: Giant monitors (up to 30 feet)
Reported from eastern Australia
Heuvelmans 1986

Lizard: Giant amphibious monitor
Reported from eastern New Guinea
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1997

Lizard: Giant gecko, Hoplodactylus delcourti
Reported from Otago, New Zealand
Bauer and Russell 1988

Lizard: large lizards with hairy/furry skin
Reported from near Aikora River, New Guinea
Shuker 1997

Snake: Parker's venomous snake
Reported from PNG
O'Shea 1996

Snake: Dendrelaphis sp., possible undescribed
Reported from Western Province, PNG
O'Shea 1996

Crocodile-like animal (migo)
Reported from Lake Dakataua, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago
Heuvelmans 1986

Crocodile: unknown species
Reported from Celebes
Heuvelmans 1986; Bille 1995

Crocodile: unknown species
Reported from New Britain
Bille 1995

Dolphin: Two dorsal-finned dolphin
New South Whales
Heuvelmans 1986; Shuker 1997; Raynal 1994

Freshwater Shark
Reported from Lake Sentani, New Guinea
Heuvelmans 1986, Shuker 1997

Shark: Giant carpet shark
Possible reports from the Timor Sea
Shuker 1997

Shark: Giant sharks
Reported near New South Wales, Australia; South Pacific
Shuker 1997; Shuker 1995b