Bestiarium Cryptozoologicum: Mystery Animals and Unknown Species in Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Paperback – 25 Jan 2010
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A substantial number of stories involve mammoths and cave-bears, but given the popularity of ice age mammals in the 19th century, not surprising. However, there's a wide assortment of birds, bats, snakes, Mesozoic survivors and other more bizarre species, so it's a diverse collection.
My favorite stories were 'The Spell of the Bird' by Frank Aubrey, about a deadly symbiotic relationship, 'A Relic of the Pliocene' by Jack London (perhaps the best mammoth tale in the collection), 'The Death-Trap' by George Daulton, where a crypto-critter is at home in the big city, and two tales by Arthur Conan Doyle. The first, 'The Horror of the Heights' I've read before, and enjoyed the novel idea of merely going UP to discover monsters. The second, 'The Terror of Blue John Gap', is a new treat involving subterreanian-adapted creatures, which compliments Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne's earlier tale 'The Lizard'.
In short, I highly recommend this collection both for the quality of the stories as well as such a wide-variety of critters!