An artist's depiction and alleged skull
|Country|| · Cambodia|
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Large bovine
The Kting Voar (Pseudonovibos spiralis), also known as the Khting Vor, Linh Dương, or Snake-eating Cow, is a bovid mammal reputed to exist in Cambodia and Vietnam.
The Kting Voar is normally described as a cow-like animal with peculiar twisting horns about 45 centimetres (20 inches) long and spotted fur.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A large bovine
- It often has some sort of connection with snakes, varying between stories.
- Specimens collected and tested were either fake or found out to belong to a normal cow. Many experts do believe in the existence of this animal, and it is actually listed as Endangered in the IUCN list.
- The Kting Voar's taxonomy is as follows:
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Artiodactyla
- Family: Bovidae
- Subfamily: Bovinae
- Genus: Pseudonovibos
- Species: P. spiralis
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