Biology and appearanceEdit
A species of squat quadrupeds, runyips hailed from Yavin 4, the fourth moon of the gas giant Yavin. The creatures had antlered heads with a flexible nose, and their front toes bore a claw. Their coats had a characteristic pattern of black or dark brown stripes on a whitish background.
Behind the scenesEdit
Runyips were first created for Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, a supplement for West End Games' Star Wars Legends Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, which was written by Jonatha Ariadne Caspian and released in 1989. The species was confirmed to be canon in the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015. They will also appear in Electronic Arts' 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II.