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Minhocão
Minhocao.png
Artistic depiction of the Minhocão.
Creature
Grouping Cryptid
Data
First reported Native Lore
Country South America
Region Forests

The Minhocão ("Big Earthworm" in Portuguese) is a large earthworm-like cryptid that allegedly exists in the forests of South America.

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Appearance

It reportedly resembles a giant worm, with scaly black skin and a pair of tentacle-like structures protruding from its head. The length of the creature has been reported as being as great as 25 m (80 ft). It is thought to be a burrowing animal, producing enormous trenches as it digs.

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Identity

Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has suggested that this animal may be an example of a giant caecilian,[1] which fits the description of the Minhocão well. However, known caecilians do not even approach the supposed size of this animal. In On the track of unknown animals, Bernard Heuvelmans suggests that the animal may be a surviving glyptodont.

See also

References

  1. ^ Shuker, Karl (1995). In Search of Prehistoric Survivors. Blandford.  


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