It is described as a pterosaur - like flying creature. It is said their wingspans can be over 20 feet. It possesses the huge crest on the back of its head and a long, sharp beak. It is only seen during the day, so it is believed to be diurnal. In the local folklore, it is the mother of all vampire bats.
In 1997, one person saw the washoriwe near the watefall at Kurupira. Some gold-prospectors have seen and attacked by the creature too.
- A living pterosaur.
- A large bat, though the crest makes this seem unlikely.
- A new species of bird.
- Shuker, Karl P. N. (2016) Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors - The Creatures That Time Forgot?, Coachwhip Publications, ISBN 978-1616463908
- Mareš, Jaroslav (1997) Svět Tajemných Zvířat: Kryptozoologická Encyklopedie, Littera Bohemica, ISBN 9788085916164
- Shuker, Karl P. N. ShukerNature: THE STOA, THE SUWA, AND THE WASHORIWE – A TRIO OF PREHISTORIC SURVIVORS FROM THE REAL 'LOST WORLD'? karlshuker.blogspot.com [Accessed 17 June 2019]