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is a general term for several large apelike creatures that have been reported in many parts of the jungle regions of South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...
. These may be cryptid
In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is unrecognized by scientific consensus and often regarded as highly unlikely. Famous examples include the Yeti in the Himalayas and the Loch Ness Monster in...
s or merely an undiscovered tribe.
Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett was a British artillery officer, archaeologist and South American explorer....
reported encountering a group of them in 1914. They were extremely hairy, lived in villages and used bows and arrows. They spoke in grunts and lived to the northeast of a tribe called the Maxubi http://www.socioambiental.org/pib/epienglish/jabuti/lingua.shtm
Maricoxi are reported as being aggressive to humans. In many encounters, they attack humans on sight.
They are said to be scared of the noise of guns.
They are generally described as being between 2 to 6 feet tall with occasional reports of giant homids reaching incredible sizes of 12 feet tall.
There are 5 types of the creatures according to sightings:
Aluxes (Small dwarf sized creature with human face)
Vasitris (Evil creatures)
Matuyus (Creatures that help wildlife. Their feet apparently face backwards)
Curinqueans (Giant 12 ft tall beings)
"Ameranthropoides loysi" is allegedly a large primate encountered by François De Loys in South America. Apart from testimony of claimed eyewitnesses, the only evidence of the animal is one ....
Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid that purportedly inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid...