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Mongoliam Death Worm, 37 inch

Mongolian Death Worm


Other common names: Mongolian Giant Killer Worm, Giant Desert Worm, Mongolian Giant Death Worm,


Latin name: Mongolicus beekiensis


Origin: Gobi Desert, Mongolia


Date: circa 1810 AD


Size: 37 inch


Description of the specimen: This well-preserved dried specimen (three feet) is a juvenile of Mongolicus beekiensis, which is one of several large species of the famous Mongolian Death Worm. The adult of this species could grow up to 1.8m (six feet). This desert-dwelling extremely aggressive carnivorous animal is known to Mongolia’s nomadic tribesmen as the allghoi khorkhoi (sometimes given as allerghoi horhai or olgoj chorchoj) or ‘intestine worm’ for its resemblance to a sort of living cow’s intestine. This organism is reputedly just as dangerous as its alarming appearance. Many reports suggests that this creature squirts a lethal corrosive venom (similar to that of a rattlesnake) at its prey and capable of killing by discharging a deadly electric shock, even at a distance of some feet. Beekiensis is a nocturnal creature and usually feeds on beetles, lizards, rats and snakes living in the desert although some locals reported that the larger one also attacks goats, horses, and people as its food. The life span of this animal in wild is believed to be about 120 to 150 years based on the analysis of their cast off molts made of common chitin. Locals use their cast off molts and their carcasses as very effective digestive medications and highly potent aphrodisiac for many centuries. The captive breeding of this monstrous animal has not been successful, thus its life cycle, social behaviors, and biology are virtually unknown.




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(updated March 4, 2013)


For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada, Art & Rogue Taxidermy, Museum of World Wonders, official website.


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Taken on January 3, 2013