|Unidentified Vaal creature|
Various shades of brown
A species of unidentified creatures lived on the planet of Vaal. They were large, brown land-living quadrupeds with several horns, partial exoskeleton, large fangs and spiked tails. It is unknown if they were carnivorous or if they were herbivores. They were hunted by the predatory hyenax.
In 0 ABY, one member of the species were attacked by a pack of hyenax. The creature killed several of them in self-defense, but was ultimately defeated when the pack's new leader Darth Vader, who had crash-landed on Vaal shortly after the Battle of Yavin, came to their aid.
- Star Wars: Empire 14: The Savage Heart (First appearance)