What are the human faced beasts in the classics of mountains and seas? Which animal is similar to today?

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Do you know what the human faced beast in the Shanhaijing looks like? It doesn’t matter if you don’t know, China story network editor tells you.

Many creatures recorded in the Shanhaijing, whether nationals of some strange countries or various strange animals on the mountains, are very strange, and now they are almost rare. Therefore, many times, these creatures recorded in the Shanhaijing are considered to exist only in myths and legends, but not in real life. However, it has recently been found that there is an animal living in South America, which looks very much like the human face beast recorded in the number. What kind of animal is this?


Recently, the pictures of animals that are very popular on the Internet, which are very similar to the human face animals in the Shanhaijing, are popular, because they look like monsters. Many species of soft haired monkeys belonging to the family callitricidae, native to central and South America, have pointed claws rather than nails on all toes except the big toe. Originally born in South America, it is mainly distributed in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and recently found in Central America, Mexico and other places. In some countries, they can also be kept as pets.

Most of them are about 20 cm long. Their main features are: claws, hairy wrists, no wisdom teeth, relatively primitive brain, and unstable body temperature. The above characteristics show that compared with other monkeys, marmosets are relatively primitive species.


Living in the canopy of the forest, omnivorous animals feed on insects, fruits and leaves. Generally, they live in groups. It seems that all animals of the family cercidae can be applied to the book of mountains and seas, but the name in the book of mountains and seas is too strange. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the network, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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