Annotated Bibliography

Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide (The) – Coleman & Huyghe

fG bigfootThe Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide
Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe
1999, Avon
207pp.
Coleman and Huyghe devised a classification system in which over fifty reported unknown primates are sorted into nine groups. The authors do not claim that each group represents a valid animal. This book is useful for studying cryptid-primate reports because it lets the researcher put them in context with reports similar in description and/or location. The authors believe the top prospect for discovering a real animal is the orang-pendek of Sumatra. Even if most of the types discussed here don’t really exist (I think at least two of their nine categories, concerning aquatic primates and “true giants” fifteen to eighteen feet tall, are completely invalid), any cryptozoologist trying to understand the subject of unclassified large primates will want this book. A good bibliography and a list of contacts around the world add to its value.
-Matt Bille

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