Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Sunday, May 09, 2010


I would like to thank Giselle Borowicz for her kind donation of $5 which has paid for some aquarium sealant for fixing up the new amphiuma tank. Everything helps guys!


Dale Drinnon said...

Our local pet stores used to sell Amphiumas as "Lungfish". They seem to be a fairly hardy aquarium species and some of the ones kept locally grew to enormous sizes.

Incidentally, there seems to be an uncatalogued species of Amphiuma that lives in Mexico. It is shown on precolumbian artwork.

stormwalkernz said...

nice looking amphiuma Jon - wish we could get suchh exotics in this country, the choices here are sooooo limited - it is only in the last 5 years or so they have been seeling lizards, at a hell of a price.

Christian said...

Nice amphiuma....just mind the fingers...they have one heck of a bite.