The Cryptozoology Archives: Alleged Prehistoric Survivors

Cryptozoology finds a lot of its cryptids being explained as prehistoric survivors--that is, animals thought extinct that are actually still living. Most cryptids can be described this way. However appealing such stories are, I find that many--like living dinosaurs and pterosaurs--are too unlikely in light of accepted paleontological evidence to warrant serious consideration. However, some stories are more promising, such as contemporary survival of Pleistocene megafauna in areas such as Madagascar (see giant lemur report below).

Is a Giant Lemur Surviving in Madagascar?

Living Stegodont Elephants in Nepal?

Operation Mourou N'Gou