At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Wednesday 26 February 2014


A horse-fly discovered in Queensland has been named after singer Beyoncé.  The name was bestowed by Bryan Lessad of the Australian National Insect Collection.  Its scientific name is Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae.  The inspiration for the name came from the golden hairs on its lower abdomen.

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