FRONTIERS OF ZOOLOGY Dale A. Drinnon has been a researcher in the field of Cryptozoology for the past 30+ years and has corresponded with Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson. He has a degree in Anthropology from Indiana University and is a freelance artist and writer. Motto: "I would rather be right and entirely alone than wrong in the company with all the rest of the world"--Ambroise Pare', "the father of modern surgery", in his refutation of fake unicorn horns.
ProcamptocerasIs a favourite candidate as an original creature to have inspired "Unicorn" myths in Midieval Europe among certain Cryptozoologists, most prominently naming Karl Shuker, and the matter has been discussed on this blog before. I mentioned there actually were no really good reconstructions of the animal that I knew about, and Tim Morris (AKA Pristichampsus on Deviant Art) volunteered to give a reconstruction of the creature a go. I just got a copy of his reconstruction in last night's email and so here it is now. My version differed in that it had a beard. I was considering that this animal might account for the European Unicorn sightings. A similar creature might be represented on one of the 7500 year old Tartaria Tablets, thought to have been one of the earliest types of writing known:
So is this a good candidate for the real creature behind the Unicorn tales of Midieval Europe?
Please decide for yourself, I prefer to remain neutral.