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

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

DALE DRINNON: Agogwe=Kakundakari_And_Tokoloshe=Kikomba

At first I doubted the Australopithecine identity for these African cryptids. Now this looks to me like a very good fit (Footprint for robustus form hypothetical but made in proportion to relative sizes) The robustus form is on a scale comparable to a European fossil Neanderthal: human-sized but somewhat below average height, and well above average weight.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

This entry was sent in to Jon as a filler. I see that it is not the fuller version of the information: the tracks are Australopithecus tracks from Laetoli and the robust one morphed to larger size-both forms of tracks then compared to the corresponding Cryptid's tracks as illustrated by Sanderson. The Agogwe illustration at far left is taken from the original publication and the Kikomba (Apamandi) illustration is from Heuvelmans. The central gracile and robust Australopithecine figures are from Jay Maternes from Time Life book's Early Man and IMHO have never been bettered.

I had entered the pasteup as a file in my Yahoo group the Frontiers of Zoology and then I mentioned to Jon that he could use it for the blog: this information was intended to go with it and I am sorry for the mix-up. Emails have been very bad between Jon and me and often certain items turn out to have gone missing in transit.