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Old March 11 2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Canon species that were named in the books

I'm trying to list every canon species that was not named in the movies and TV series, but was then given a name in the books and other sources. Please tell me if I've missed any.

dog-like animal: The Enemy Within (1966)
Canis Alfa: Star Trek Maps (1980)

Balokís species: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966)
Fesarian: Seekers: Second Nature (2014)

Trelaneís species: The Squire Of Gothos (1967)
Q: Q-Squared (1994)

Berengaria VII dragon: This Side Of Paradise (1967) [mentioned]
Draco berengarius: Worlds Of Deep Space Nine: Fragments And Omens (2005)

short copper-skinned aliens: Journey To Babel (1967)
Dayen: Stardate Magazine #11 (1986)
Ithenite: Infinityís Prism: A Less Perfect Union (2008)

Sargonís species: Return To Tomorrow (1968)
Sargonian: Ex Machina (2004)
Arretian: Watching The Clock (2011)

Gemís species: The Empath (1968)
Anjurwan: Strange New Worlds II: The Healing Arts (1999)

Sarpeidon natives: All Our Yesterdays (1969)
Sarpeid*: Star Trek Concordance (1995)

Star Trek Concordance isnít a licensed book, but the name Sarpeid was also used in the recent novel No Time Like The Past. The novel Forgotten History calls them Sarpeidons as does the May 2001 issue of Star Trek: The Magazine.

Arexís species: Beyond The Farthest Star (1973)
Edoan: Log 4 (1975)
Triexian: Gateways: Cold Wars (2001)

Aleek-Om's species: Yesteryear (1973)
Aurelian: Log 1 (1974)

Míressís species: The Survivor (1973) [cartoon], Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [live-action]
Caitian: Log 5 (1975)
Regulan*: Starfleet Operations Manual (2003)

Star Trek Maps described Regulans as a non-humanoid race.
The Worlds Of The Federation described Regulans as humanoid reptilian bipeds.

Magen's species: The Time Trap (1973)
Cygnian: Log 4 (1975)

Em/3/Greenís species: The Jihad (1974)
Nasat: The Belly Of The Beast (2000)

Sordís species: The Jihad (1974)
Gnalish*: Reunion (1991)

* The idea that Sord is a Gnalish originated in a conversation between Therin of Andor and Michael Jan Friedman on a forum that is no longer accessible.

yellow aliens: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Aaamazzarite / Therbian: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

wrinkly grey alien: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Arcturian: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

blue alien with a beak: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Betelgeusian: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

alien in black costume: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Megarite: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

alien with huge forehead: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Rhaandarite: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

purple aliens with big eyes: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Saurian: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

aliens with breathing masks: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Zaranite: The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ??

Woreneís species: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Aulacri: Ex Machina (2004)

Saratoga helmsmanís species: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Deltan: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home novel (1986)
Efrosian: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)
Atreonid: Aliens (2003)

big-headed alien councillor: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Arcadian: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)

alien communications officer: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Arkenite: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)

grey-skinned alien councillors: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Ariolo: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)

reptilian alien councillor: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Kasheeta: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)

aliens with gold masks: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie (1986)
Xelatian: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update (1986)

Farpoint creatures: Encounter At Farpoint (1987)
astrocoelenterate, star-jelly, skymount: Orionís Hounds (2005)

Ramatis III natives: Loud As A Whisper (1989)
Ramatin: Star Trek CCG: Second Edition (2002)

Bre'el IV natives: Deja Q (1990)
Bre'ella: Articles Of The Federation (2005)

Junior's species: Galaxy's Child (1991)
Gekli: Star Trek Online (2010-2015)

Crewman Dax's species*: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country movie (1991)
Zeosian: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country novel (1992)

*an old version of the script where Saavik is the traitor calls this species Megazoid.

solanogen-based aliens: Schisms (1992)
Solanae: Star Trek Online (2010-2015)

tailheads: Emissary episode (1993)
Chandir: Over A Torrent Sea (2009)

alien with bony plates: Emissary episode (1993)
Brunyg: The Buried Age (2007)

alien thiefís species: Emissary episode (1993)
Bíkaazi: Emissary novelization (1993)
Markalian*: Star Trek CCG: Second Edition (2002)

*Regana Tosh was said to be associated with a Markalian smuggling operation in the episode Hippocratic Oath. The CCG confirmed that he actually is a Markalian.

long-faced alien: Armageddon Game (1994)
Gororm: The Buried Age (2007)

Lieutenant Naraís species: Eye Of The Beholder (1994)
Canopian: Star Trek: Starship Creator (1998)

Jaresh-Inyo's species: Homefront (1996)
Grazerite*: Star Trek Encyclopedia (1997)

*This name is from the script.

alien with bony plates: The Muse (1996)
Rasiinian: Star Trek Communicator #105 (1995)

aliens that experimented on Voyager crew: Scientific Method (1997)
Srivani*: Star Trek Encyclopedia (1999)

*This name is from the script.

Axumís species: Unimatrix Zero (2000)
Mysstren: Acts Of Contrition (2014)

Verinís species: Friendship One (2001)
Uxali: Star Trek Star Charts (2002)

yellow alien: Broken Bow (2001)
Xarantine: Rise Of The Federation: A Choice Of Futures (2013)

butterfly dancers: Broken Bow (2001)
Klimasz: Rise Of The Federation: A Choice Of Futures (2013)

hostile grey-skinned aliens: Silent Enemy (2002)
Mute: Rise Of The Federation: A Choice Of Futures (2013)
Vertian: Rise Of The Federation: Tower Of Babel (2014)
Elachi: Star Trek Online (2010-2015)

Vosk's species: Zero Hour (2004)
Na'kuhl*: Watching The Clock (2011)
Na'khul: From History's Shadow (2013)

* The name Na'kuhl is believed to be from the Storm Front script, although this can't be confirmed.

Keenserís species: Star Trek (2009)
Roylan: IDW Star Trek #14 (2012)


There are also some races that had names in the TV series, but were given additional names in the books and in Star Trek Online.


Andorian: Journey To Babel (1967)
Homo indi: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Beauregard / Gertrude: The Man Trap (1966)
Terrestrius manus: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)
Beauregard Weeper: The Worlds Of The Federation (1989)

Breen: Hero Worship (1992) [mentioned], Indiscretion (1995) [seen]
Amoniri, Fenrisal, Paclu, Silwaan: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game (2010)
Vironat: Typhon Pact: Plagues Of Night (2012)
Silgov: Section 31: Disavowed (2014)

Crystalline Entity: Datalore (1988)
brancher: Orionís Hounds (2005)

Denebian slime devil: The Trouble With Tribbles (1967) [mentioned]
Denebia carnivora: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Excalbian: The Savage Curtain (1969)
Excalbia hominidae: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Gorn: Arena (1967)
Homo lacertae: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)
Gornaran archosaur: The Worlds Of The Federation (1989)

Horta: The Devil In The Dark (1967)
Janus hominidae: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Klingon: Errand Of Mercy (1967)
Homo sagitarii: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Regulan bloodworm: The Trouble With Tribbles (1967) [mentioned]
Regulani vermis: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Rigelian: Journey To Babel (1968) [mentioned], Affliction (2005) [seen]
Jelna, Zami: Rise Of The Federation: Tower Of Babel (2014)

Species 6339: Infinite Regress (1998)
Octanti: Star Trek Online (2010-2015)

Species 8472: Scorpion (1997)
Groundskeeper: Infinity's Prism: Places Of Exile (2008)
Undine: Star Trek Online (2010-2015)

Tellarite: Journey To Babel (1967)
Homo cygni: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Tribble: The Trouble With Tribbles (1967)
Polygeminus grex: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

Vaalians: The Apple (1967)
Homo Trianguli: Star Trek Maps (1980)

Vulcan: The Man Trap (1966)
Homo eridani: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (1977)

In Greg Coxís Q Continuum trilogy, the Beta XII-A Entity is called (*), but Iím not sure if that qualifies as a name.
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Old March 11 2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: Canon species that were named in the books

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short copper-skinned aliens: Journey To Babel (1967)
Dayen: Stardate Magazine #11 (1986)
Ithenite: Infinityís Prism: A Less Perfect Union (2008)
The name Ithenite actually comes from the Enterprise episode Azati Prime and the idea that this is the name of the species of the copper dude from Journey to Babel comes from the early scripts for the Demons/Terra Prime story. So while, yes it was ultimately in the novels they were named, the name does technically come from the show.
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Old March 11 2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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Sargonís species: Return To Tomorrow (1968)
Sargonian: Ex Machina (2004)
Also known as Arretian in various sources, including The Buried Age and Watching the Clock. Arret was the name of Sargon's planet in the script and the Star Trek Concordance. I initially resisted using it, because it's Terra spelled backward and that's kinda silly, but eventually I decided it was better for clarity/consistency to go with that name.


hostile grey-skinned aliens: Silent Enemy (2002)
Mute: Rise Of The Federation: A Choice Of Futures (2013)
No, "Mute" is a nickname/slur used by those who fear them. They're eventually called the Vertians, since I chose to identify them with the mute civilization of Gamma Vertis IV mentioned in "The Empath."

And Star Trek Online calls them the Elachi, though I'm not sure how a species without speech has a phonetic name for itself (see also Horta and various others).
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Old March 12 2015, 12:00 AM   #4
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The Kalar/Kaylar from TOS - "The Cage" were designated in ENT - Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel as a subspecies/tribe/caste of the Zami, native to Raij'hl IV.

The builders of the mind transfer devices in TOS - "Turnabout Intruder" were designated by various 22nd century races as the Anu'anshee, Krytallans, and Irakua in ENT - What Price Honor?.

Magen, one of the Elysian councilors in TAS - "The Time Trap", was named a Cygnian, the race mentioned in TOS - "Tomorrow is Yesterday", in SCE - Where Time Stands Still and ENT - The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing.

The sabre-toothed turtle "Rigellians" (two Ls) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture were specifically designated the Chelon in TTN - Taking Wing. The Chelons are from Raij'hl III.

The natives of Bre'el IV in TNG - "Deja Q" were named Bre'ella in Articles of the Federation.

The unseen builders of the extremely old ruins on Tagus III in "Qpid" were seen and named the Imotru in TNG - The Q Continuum: Q-Space and clarified as a separate evolution from the modern, also not seen onscreen, Taguans.

Federation President Jaresh-Inyo, from DS9 - "Homefront", was named a member of the Grazerites in Articles of the Federation.

The Breen were clarified as a confederacy of several species, with Typhon Pact - Zero Sum Game naming the Amoniri, Fenrisal, Paclu, and Silwaan. Typhon Pact - Plagues of Night further identified the Vironat, and Section 31 - Disavowed identified the Silgov.

Borg designation Species 6339 from VOY - "Infinite Regress" was named Octanti in Star Trek Online.

Vosk's species, debuting in ENT - "Zero Hour", was named Na'kuhl in the script but not onscreen. DTI - Watching the Clock cements the name.

The human-shaped bead-wearing "Rigelians" (one L) from ENT - "Demons" were specifically named the Jelna in ENT - Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel. The Jelna are native to Raij'hl V.
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Old March 12 2015, 12:08 AM   #5
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^It's possible that Hengist from "Wolf in the Fold" was a Zami Rigelian, though I tend to assume he was a human who came from Rigel IV (part of a human immigrant community there).
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Borg designation Species 6339 from VOY - "Infinite Regress" was named Octanti in Star Trek Online.
I don't like this at all. That seems a total misunderstanding of their origin. They're from "octant 22-Theta" in "Grid 124". Calling them Octanti is like calling them Gridees.
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Old March 12 2015, 12:50 AM   #7
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^"Solanae" for the solanogen-based beings from "Schisms" is almost as problematical. "Solanogen" was the term used by the Federation for a substance connected to this species that the Federation had never met before. So it couldn't possibly be connected to the aliens' name for themselves. Unless "Solanae" is meant to be the Federation's name for them.
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The aliens from STTMP were given names on the inner sleeve of the soundtrack LP. I always thought that was an interesting thing with that LP, you got all the different aliens, and photos to go along with the name.

But the First Federation, I know that they've appeared in novels before (I think "Gulliver's Fugitives" is their oldest appearance), but was there name only given just in Seekers, or was it mentioned in another book? Or did the other books just call the First Federation?
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^I've never heard "Fesarians" before. Everything else just called them the First Federation.
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Old March 12 2015, 02:58 AM   #10
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Thanks guys. I've added the names Arretian, Bre'ella, Cygnian, Grazerite, Na'kuhl, Srivani, Vertian, Amoniri, Fenrisal, Paclu, Silwaan, Vironat, Silgov, Jelna and Zami.

I wouldn't describe the builders of the Camus II and Tagus III ruins as a canon species, since they were never seen or even directly mentioned in the show.

I'm not sure if the Rigellians/Chelon are a canon species either. As far as I know, they were created for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but were never actually seen in any version of the movie.

I'll add the names from Star Trek Online, despite the fact that STO is not a "book" by any definition of the word. STO is the only MMORPG that I know of where entire species are sometimes removed from the game during updates, so I don't know how long the Gekli, Elachi, Octanti and Solanae are going to be part of the game.
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I'm not sure if the Rigellians/Chelon are a canon species either. As far as I know, they were created for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but were never actually seen in any version of the movie.
I think they must be in the crowd of aliens at the Starfleet HQ tram station when Kirk arrives. I see a bunch of the movie aliens there. In this image, for instance, there are two trams near the middle of the image, and there's a crowd assembled to the right of them, between the tram with open doors and the big tan column. In the middle of that group, I can barely make out what might be Rigellian (Chelon) robes and headdresses.
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There are lots of gatherings between the tram and tan column, but I don't see anyone with a white robe and a black chest.
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Federation President Jaresh-Inyo, from DS9 - "Homefront", was named a member of the Grazerites in Articles of the Federation.
Huh, was I the first to write that one down?

Anyhow, I didn't actually come up with that, that came from the script for "Homefront."
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Nice list!

Although I believe they are commonly accepted as Caitians, if I remember correctly the Last Unicorn Games RPG referred to the felinoid aliens in attendance at Kirk's trial in TVH as Regulans.

Crewman Dax from TUC was referred to as a Zeosian in the novelization, whereas the script apparently indicated he was a (ahem) Megazoid.

The name Aurelian was never used onscreen, but it was apparently mentioned in the "Yesteryear" script, and then was used in Log One and subsequent novels.

I believe I have actually read a third name somewhere for the copper-skinned aliens from "Journey to Babel". I think it might have been Hemanite.... hmm, after checking MB, it turns out this is from "Survivors", but the description given doesn't include "copper skin". Since they were mentioned as being diminutive in stature, and commonly wearing "flat topped tassel caps", I probably thought of fezzes, and then associated them with the JtB aliens when it might not have been intended. (And looking at some JtB screencaps, now I see that the caps they were wearing weren't even fezzes! Oops! )
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Old March 12 2015, 10:37 AM   #15
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Thanks. I've added Aurelians and Zeosians, and I'll try to find out exactly which book the Regulans are from.
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