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My children have become most concerned with monsters, especially since discovering Scooby Doo. Other than Gila monsters, are there other animals containing the word monster?

Note: I have done typical web searches and online taxonomy resources. I have also seen every episode of Wild Kraats at least twice.

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  • Is there not a searchable list of animals that you can use? Anyway, is this really about English Language? – BladorthinTheGrey Sep 12 '16 at 21:18
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    lockness monster? – developerwjk Sep 12 '16 at 23:20
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    Taking 'animal' figuratively, and given that children are involved, you might be interested in the "baby monster n. the second-largest known sporadic finite simple group, discovered at the same time as the monster group." Aside from that totally off-answer gem, the closest thing on the order of a 'Gila monster' revealed by a search in OED Online appears to be a 'water monster' (one-time name of a flying fish); that and all others are creatures of legend, fable, science fiction, figurative language, etc., unlike the Gila monster. – JEL Sep 13 '16 at 8:21
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    Let's not forget Cookie Monster. – Hot Licks Sep 13 '16 at 21:54
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    There also seems to be the Tully monster, (See also this article) but it's extinct and only known by its fossils. – Peter Shor Sep 13 '16 at 22:41