Definitions for "Cryptid"
A term employed by some researchers in the cryptozoology field in reference to an unrecognized species of animal. Dobhar-Chu
an undiscovered or re-discovered species, ethnoknown to the locals first and then verified by zoologists and other scientists
Cryptids are creatures presumed extinct or hypothetical species of creature known from anecdotal evidence and/or other evidence insufficient to prove their existence with scientific certainty. The slang term "cryptid" was first coined in 1983 by John Wall. A cryptid may also be known as an Unidentified Mysterious Animal (UMA).
Any unknown living animal that is not currently recognized in the international zoological catalogues.