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The Sarkans were a species of sentient, egg-laying reptiles.[1] They had broad, tapered snouts,[2] and grouped themselves in family units called egg-broods.[1]

A turban-wearing, pipe-smoking Sarkan[2] known as Melas[3] attended Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met Han Solo and Chewbacca.[2] At the time of the New Republic's emergence, a Sarkan named Vinthar was part of Eleodie Maracavanya's pirate crew.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

A Sarkan first appeared as a puppet shot and edited into the cantina footage for the Special Edition of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in 1997. The new creature replaced the Defel Arleil Schous. The Sarkan puppet was actually the same puppet used for Ketwol the Pacithhip, except turned around: the back of Ketwol's head became the Sarkan' face, while Ketwol's trunk and tusks were concealed by the Sarkan's turban. In the Legends continuity, this Sarkan was given the name of "Melas".[4]

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