Ingo Krumbiegel was a German mammalogist best known for writing articles on several cryptozoological animals including the Waitoreke of New Zealand, a saber toothed cat like creature from Angola and Woods argus, a bird known from just a single feather.
Krumbiegel also extensively researched a creature he came to call the Andean Wolf, a creature first though to exist after a man named Lorenz Hagenbeck obtained a pelt from a dealer in Buenos Aires, and was told that it came from the Andes Mountains. Dr. Krumbiegel obtained the skin in 1940 and determined that it must have belonged to a new species of wolf that lived high in the Andes, though he would not make a scientific description of the creature until he has more physical evidence.
In 1960, scientists discovered that the pelt actually belonged that to that of a domestic dog, not a wild wolf from the Andes, DNA analysis in 1995 confirmed these findings. Ingo Krumbiegel remained respected for his work with unknown creatures until his passing in 1992.
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• Concerning New and Undiscovered Animals (1950)
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