According to Wikipedia, the amphisbaena plural: amphisbaenae; is a real creature. A worm lizard native to South America and parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Mediterranean Europe.
Homer, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, lived in the 9th or 8th century bce?, In Ionia? [now in Turkey]), presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
"Mr. Coral, here at Children's Hospital, we accept only the best in the field. We are ranked 3rd in the nation and we are not about to hire someone who can't keep up with the rigor of this internship. I'm sorry but you simply aren't a good fit for us."
Scientists say we're in the 6th great planetary extinction, called the “Holocene Extinction” - the extinction of the human era. This predicament has made zoologists more important than ever.
Cryptozoology is a field of science and subculture, which started in the 1950's. According to Wikipedia, it aims to prove the existence of entities from the folkloric record, such as Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, or the Loch Ness Monster.