The Cryptid Zoo: Marked Hominid

Marked hominids are a variety of ape-men that seems closer to human than ape. Like wildmen the world over, they look a lot like humans that happen to have fur growing over much of their bodies. However, they are stronger and bigger than most humans. The typical marked hominid is built like a professional football player, with heavy, wide, muscular shoulders, and a neck so wide and short that it almost seems like the head is connected directly to the body. The main characteristic, from which marked hominids get their name, is the fur colors. Marked hominids have a large number of albino members, and even their "ordinary" members are often marred by patches of white or blonde that look silly on a brown background. One example of a marked hominid may be the Canadian Bigfoot that locals have named Old Yellow Top.

Marked hominids also differ from the typical Bigfoot in their behavior and preferred habitat. They are one of the few types of hairy humanoid to sometimes wear clothing, and they seem to possess more intelligence and tools than usual. In habitat, they prefer areas that are farther to the north than Bigfoot is generally sighted, especially northern Canada, Alaska and Siberia.

You can find out more about Marked Hominids from the following sources:

Clark, Jerome and Coleman, Loren. Cryptozoology A-Z. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. Pages 61, 151-153
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Clark, Jerome. Unexplained!. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1999. Page 432

Coleman, Loren. Mysterious America: The Revised Edition. New York: Paraview Press, 2001. Pages 204-205

Newton, Michael. Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2005. Page 198

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