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General Information
Universe Mythology
Aliases Ding maul
Ding ball
Classification Saxicatellus vociferens
Species Type Big Cat
Homeworld Earth
Environment Mountains
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual, viviparous
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Placentalia
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Carnivora
Suborder Feliformia
Family Felidae
Subfamily Pantherinae
Genus Saxicatellus
Species S. vociferens
Other Information
Status Data Deficient
Creator Lumberjacks
First Sighting 20th Century

The dingmaul (Saxicatellus vociferens), also known as the Ding Maul, Ding Ball, or Plunkus is a cryptozoological big cat creature originating from North American lumberjack tales.


The Dingmaul is a large cat-like animal with wolf-like skin and a sad expression on their face. They have long bodies with short powerful legs. They have tufted ears and glowing eyes. They have a long tail that is half of their body length with a spiky ball at the end. They use the tail to scare flies away and produce splinters to fill their nests or burrows. The male hits himself in the breast with his tail to attract a mate. The female also has a ball in a darker shade to the males. There are two species of Dingmauls: the Northwest and the Californian. Both of which are said to be not harmful.

The Dingmaul is said to enjoy lying out in warm sunny spots and watching the valley below. They are famous in the White Mountains; above the timberline extending in the hill that is between the Mt. Adams and the Mt. Jefferson of Presidential Range is a flat-topped boulder nicknamed "Dingmaul Rock". The Dingmaul is similar to the Silver Cat, another fearsome critter.