Karl P. N. Shuker, Ph.D., is a renowned zoologist and an expert in cryptozoology, animal mythology, and wildlife anomalies. The author of twelve books and hundreds of articles on mysterious phenomena, his writing has appeared in Fate, Strange Magazine, and Fortean Times. He also acted as a zoological consultant for The Guinness Book of World Records and the Discovery TV series Into The Unknown.
In 2005, Shuler was honored by the naming of a new species of Locifera (a small phylum of marine sediment-dwelling animal) after him, pliciloricus shukeri.
Shuker is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology and the Society of Authors. He lives in the West Midlands, England.