Monster Monday: The Achlis!

Achlis, © 2015 Liz Vitale

Achlis, © 2015 Liz Vitale

One of many odd creatures listed in Roman mythology by Pliny the Elder in the 1st century BC, the  Achlis looked somewhat like an elk, although it had some strange traits. Sometimes(not on this example) an Achlis had an upper lip that was so large that the animal had to graze backwards in order to keep its lip from falling over its mouth. Its back legs also had no joints.

Okay, okay, here it is with the doofy upper lip:

AChlis lip  8_27_ 2015

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