The X-ray Picture Book Of Incredible Creatures is a Picture Book that presents the inner working of various creatures. It was written by Gerald Legg, illustrated by Carolyn Scrace and was created and designed by David Salariya. It was first published in 1994.
This book provides examples of:
- Basilisk and Cockatrice: The Basilisk/Cockatrice is featured along with a x-ray that shows what it's internal structure could be like.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: The Yeti is featured along with a x-ray that shows what it's internal structure could be like.
- Classical Chimera: The Chimera is featured along with a x-ray that shows what it's internal structure could be like.
- Divine Birds: It's mentioned that the Ancient Egyptian god Bennu may have been the original inspiration of The Phoenix.
- Dragons Are Demonic: Apepnote , Illuyankas, the Leviathan, Typhon and Tiamat are mentioned as such. Satan is also mentioned in the form of a dragon.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: The relationship between Chinese dragons and the concept of Yang is discussed briefly on the section on dragons.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Probably why they get the first chapter of the book and why they get a chapter separate from the other extinct animals. Ironically though only the Triceratops gets a x-ray in the book.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Both the Goeldi's Monkey and the Orangutan are in the book, though only the Orangutan has a x-ray.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: The Emperor Penguin is featured along with its x-ray.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: The hydra illustration has several.
- Our Gryphons Are Different: A illustration of one is present along with some facts about it.
- Our Hydras Are Different: An illustration of one is presentnote and Typhon is implied to be one based off the contextnote . A fake one was also mentioned to have been displayed in Hamburg.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Illustrations of them are shown and it's brought up that they may have been inspired by the ancient Akkadian god Oannes.
- The Phoenix: See Divine Birds above.
- Snakes Are Sinister: Apep from Egyptian Mythology is referred to as a serpent-dragon in the book and his goal is to devour Ra the Sun god.
- Speedy Snail: Several sea snails that swim as as opposed to slither are featured such as Sea Butterfly and Carinaria.
- Stock Ness Monster: The Loch Ness Monster is discussed along with its questionable existence.
- Turtle Power: Several turtles are featured, a x-ray of an unnamed turtle species is also provided to show how a turtles' skeleton allows them to hide in their shell.