Hippoturtleox

Freshwater. Monster of Tibet.

Etymology: Coined by J. Richard Greenwell in 1986 after the composite nature of the animal.

Physical description: Oxlike body. Skin like a hippopotamus's. Short, curled horns. Legs like a turtle's.

Distribution: Lake Duobuzhe, Tibet.

Significant sighting: In 1972, Chinese soldiers reportedly killed an animal fitting this description.

Source: J. Richard Greenwell, "Hippo-turtleox," ISC Newsletter 5, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 10.

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