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Leyak by scythemantis-d5p0ya5 "As unpredictable—and probably just as controversial—as UFOs, Leyak are a supernatural phenomenon most feared by many Indonesians."

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1280px-Long-necked seal

The long-necked seal, scientifically referred to as Phoca mutica, represents a species of earless seals that remains a matter of conjecture. This enigmatic creature was first brought to scientific attention in 1681 by Nehemiah Grew, who based his description on a skin discovered within the collections of the Royal Society, its origins shrouded in mystery.

The visual representation of this specimen was later immortalized in an illustration published by James Parsons in 1751. Nearly a century later, in 1792, Robert Kerr bestowed upon it the formal scientific epithet Phoca mutica. Additionally, in 1800, George Shaw proposed an alternate taxonomic designation, Phoca longicollis. Despite these classifications, the physical specimen has eluded rediscovery since its initial documentation, casting doubt upon the existence of this intriguing species.

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