Species
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Species

A species is:

  • a taxonomic rank (the basic rank of biological classification) or
  • a unit at that rank (in which case the plural is "species". This is sometimes abbreviated: "spec." or "sp." singular or "spp." plural).

There are many definitions of what kind of unit a species is (or should be). A common definition is that of a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring, and separated from other such groups with which interbreeding does not (normally) happen. Other definitions may focus on similarities of DNA or morphology. Some species are further subdivided into subspecies, and here also there is no close agreement on the criteria to be used.

Over 20 million species of sentient beings and many more lower life-forms are known in the galaxy. There is, of course, no way to give an exact number and listing them all would require a lot of effort. The following list names a few species.

Abyssin
Aleena
Amanin
Ansionian
Anomid
Annoo dat
Anx
Anzati
Aqualish
Aramandi
Arcona
Arkanian
Aruzan
Askajian
Assembler
Balosar
Bando Gora
Barabel

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