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Ndendecki

Scale drawing of an ndendecki by David Miller, from Roy P. Mackal's A Living Dinosaur?.

Other names: Dinosaur turtle, ndendeki
Country reported: Republic of the Congo

The ndendecki is a cryptid giant turtle reported from the Likouala aux Herbes River in the Republic of the Congo. Its rounded shell is 12 to 15 feet in diameter, it is aquatic, and it feeds on organic matter. Roy P. Mackal believed it could be an older, outsized specimen of an African softshell turtle (Trionyx triunguis),[1][2] a theory with which Karl Shuker concurs.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Mackal, Roy P. (1987) A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe
  3. Shuker, Karl (2013) Mirabilis