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Other names: Tapiraiuara, tapiraiaura, onça d'água
Country reported: Brazil, Venezuela

The tapire-iauara is a cryptid reported from the Amazon. Jacques Costeau wrote of the cabloco's belief in the "tapir-nymph [which] patrols the flooded forest to guard it from humans".[1] Naturalist Sy Montgomery wrote that "it grows big as a cow and attacks people in boats".[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Costeau, Jacques (1984) Jacques Costeau's Amazon Journey
  2. Montgomery, Sy (2009) Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest