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Country reported: Brazil

The matuyú was a cryptid true giant hominid reported from Brazil. Like other Brazilian cryptid primates incluing the curupira and the mapinguari, its feet were said to be turned backwards.[1][2][3]

Notes and references

  1. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Vasconcellos, Simão de (1668) Noticias curiosas, y necessarias das cousas do Brasil
  3. Câmara Cascudo, Luís da (1962) Dicionário do folclore Brasileiro