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ANIMALS AND INSECTS OF GOR

ANIMALS

ANTEATER:

A very large, spined mammal, otherwise similar to
those of Earth.
"A great spined anteater, more than twenty
feet in length, shuffled about the edges of the camp.
We saw its long, thin tongue dart in and out of its
mouth. The blond-haired barbarian crept closer to me.
'It is harmless,' I said, 'unless you cross its path
or disturb it.' It lived on the white ants, or termites,
of the vicinity, breaking apart their high, towering
nests of toughened clay, some of them thirty-five feet
in height, with its mighty claws, then darting its
four-foot-long tongue, coated with adhesive saliva,
among the nest's startled occupants, drawing thousands
in a matter of moments into its narrow, tubelike mouth."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 293

ARMORED GATCH:

A marsupial living in the Schendi rainforests.
"On the floor itself are also found several
varieties of animal life, in particular marsupials,
such as the armored gatch, and rodents, such as
slees and ground urts. Several varieties of tarsk,
large and small, also inhabit this zone."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

BLACK FOREST SLEEN:

Many varieties of this mammal live all over Gor, some trained to
aid in hunting, or keeping slaves in line.
"There are many varieties of sleen, and
most varieties can be, to one extent or another,
domesticated. The two most common sorts of trained
sleen are the smaller, tawny prairie sleen, and the
large, brown or black forest sleen, sometimes attaining
a length of twenty feet."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 185

BLACK SQUIRRELS:

Inhabitant of the rainforest.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

BOSK:

cross between the Yak and Buffalo, meat can be roasted, dried,
stewed, broiled, provides milk, and the skins can be used
for leather like material.
The bosk, without which the Wagon Peoples could not live,
is an oxlike creature. It is a huge, shambling animal,
with a thick, humped neck and long, shaggy hair.
It has a wide head and tiny red eyes, a temper to match
that of a sleen, and two long, wicked horns that reach
out from its head and suddenly curve forward to
terminate in fearful points. Some of these horns, on the
larger animals, measured from tip to tip, exceed the
length of two spears. Not only does the flesh of the bosk
and the milk of its cows furnish the Wagon Peoples with
food and drink, but its hides cover the domelike wagons
in which they dwell; its tanned and sewn skins cover their
bodies; the leather of its hump is used for their shields;
its sinews forms their thread; its bones and horns are
split and tooled into implements of a hundred sorts, from
awls, punches and spoons to drinking flagons and weapon
tips; its hoofs are used for glues; its oils are used to
grease their bodies against the cold. Even the dung of
the bask finds its uses on the treeless prairies, being
dried and used for fuel. The bask is said to be the Mother
of the Wagon Peoples, and they reverence it as such. The
man who kills one foolishly is strangled in thongs or
suffocated in the hide of the animal he slew; if, for any
reason, the man should kill a bask cow with unborn young
he is staked out, alive, in the path of the herd, and the
march of the Wagon Peoples takes its way over him.
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 4-5

BROAD THARLARION:

The large, slow tharlarion are usedas draft animals and
are plant eaters.
"The high thalarions, unlike their draft
brethren, the slow-moving, four-footed broad
thalarions, were carnivorous."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 125

BROWN FOREST SLEEN:

Many varieties of this mammal live all over Gor, some trained to
aid in hunting, or keeping slaves in line.
"There are many varieties of sleen, and
most varieties can be, to one extent or another,
domesticated. The two most common sorts of trained
sleen are the smaller, tawny prairie sleen, and the
large, brown or black forest sleen, sometimes attaining
a length of twenty feet."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 185

COMMON LIT:


"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

COMMON TARN:


"The tarns were, of course, racing tarns, a
bird in many ways quite different from the common
tarns of Gor, or the war tarns. The differences
among these tarns are not simply in the training,
which does differ, but in size, strength, build
and tendencies of the bird."
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 144

CRESTED LIT:


"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

DEER:


"Perhaps," suggested Gorm, "it is diseased or injured,
and can no longer hunt the swift deer of the north?"
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 108

FINCHES:


"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

FLEER:


"In the level of emergents there live primarily
birds, in particular parrots, long-billed fleers, and
needle-tailed lits. of claws on the boards. Its eyes
gleamed in the reflected light of the lamp. 'Generally,
too, they do not come this high,' said the proprietor.
'That is a frevet.' The frevet is a small, quick,
mammalian insectivore."
MERCENARIES OF GOR Pg. 276

FOREST HURLIT:


"'The first southern migrations of meadow
kites,' he said, 'have already taken place. The
migrations of the forest hurlit and the horned
gim do not take place until later in the spring.
This is the time that the Vosk gulls fly.'"
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 137

FOREST URT:


"Over her shoulders she had two small, furred
animals, hideous forest urts, about the size of cats,
and in her left hand she carried four small, green-and
-yellow-plumaged birds."
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 237

FREVET:


"The small animal skittered backward, with a
sound of claws on the boards. Its eyes gleamed in the
reflected light of the lamp. 'Generally, too, they do
not come this high,' said the proprietor. 'That is a
frevet.' The frevet is a small, quick, mammalian
insectivore. 'We have several in the house.' he said.
'They control the insects, the beetles, lice and such.'"
MERCENARIES OF GOR Pg. 276

FRUIT TINDEL:


"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

GIANI:

A large mammal of solitary habits which
inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. They are
normally cat-sized panthers, not dangerious to man.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may be
found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

GIANT TARSK:

cousin of the smaller tarsk, stands 10 hands high
at the shoulder.
"The giant tarsk, which can stand ten hands
at the shoulder, is even hunted with lances from tarn"
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 345

GIANT URT:

cousin of the smaller tarsk.
"It was a giant urt, fat, sleek and white;
it bared its three rows of needlelike white teeth at
me and squealed in anger; two horns, tusks like flat
crescents curved from its jaw; another two horns,
similar to the first, modifications of the bony tissue
forming the upper ridge of the eye socket, protruded
over those gleaming eyes that seemed to feast
themselves upon me."
OUTLAWS OF GOR Pg. 86

GLIDING URT:

A mammal similar to the urt normally seen on Gor,
but for the ability to seemingly "fly" from tree
to tree, like the flying squirrel of Earth.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys,
gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual
varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions,
beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

GOLDEN BEETLE:

An insect that lives in the caverns below the nest of the Priest-

Kings who prey on them. Sarm died due to a Golden Beetle.
"The exudate which forms on the mane hairs
of the Golden Beetle, which had overcome me in the
close confines of the tunnel, apparently has a most
intense and, to a human mind, almost incomprehensibly
compelling effect on the unusually sensitive antennae
of the Priest-Kings, luring them helplessly, almost
as if hypnotized, to the jaws of the Beetle, who then
penetrates their body with its hollow, pincerlike jaws
and drains its body of fluid."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 257

GROUND URT:


"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

GRUB BORER:


"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

GUERNON MONKEY:


"We could hear the chattering of guernon
monkeys about."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 307

HERLIT:


"An adult Herlit is often four feet in height
and has a wingspan of some seven to eight feet."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 307

HERMIT BIRD:


"Somewhere, far off, but carrying through the
forest, was the rapid, staccato slap of the sharp beak
of the yellow-breasted hermit bird, pounding into the
reddish bark of the tur tree, hunting for larvae."
HUNTERS OF GOR Pg. 106

HIGH THARLARION:

Agile tharlarion used as a mount for riding, with
very short, almost useless, front legs, carnivorous
similar to the tyrannasaurus rex.
"In a minute the rider appeared in view - a fine bearded
warrior with a golden helmet and a tharlarion lance. He
drew the riding lizard to a halt a few paces from me. He
rode the species of tharlarion called high tharlarion,
which ran on its two back feet in bounding strides. Its
cavernous mouth was lined with long, gleaming teeth. Its
two small ridiculously disproportionate forelegs dangled
absurdly in front of its body."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 115

HOOK-BILLED GORT:


"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

HORNED GIM:


"The migration of the forest hurlit and the
horned gim do not take place until late in the spring."
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 138

HORNED VERR:

kangaroo like animal, the fur is wool.
"Perhaps after the agile and bellicose Gorean mountain
goat, the long-haired, spiral horned verr."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 148-149

HURT:

kangaroo like animal, the fur is wool
like used for clothing.
"Cernus of Ar wore a coarse black robe, woven probably from
the wool of the bounding, two legged Hurt, a domesticated marsupial
raised in large numbers in the environs of several of Gor's Northern
Cities. The Hurt, raised on large, fenced ranches, herded by
domesticated sleen and sheered by chained slaves, replaces its wool
four times a year.
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 39

IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER:


"In the lower portion of the canopies, too, can
be found heavier birds, such as the ivory-billed woodpecker
and the umbrella bird."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

JARD:


"Fluttering jards, covering many of the carcasses
like gigantic flies, stirred, swarming upward as Inmak
passed them, and then returned to their feeding."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 170

JIT MONKEY:

Lives in the Schendi jungles.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone"
may be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers,
nocturnal jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf
urts, jungle varts and the prowling, solitary giani,
tiny, cat-sized panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

JUNGLE GANT:
"Along the river, of course, many other species
of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, tufted
fishers and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

JUNGLE VART:

A relative of the northern vart, it inhabits the
rainforests inland of Schendi.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

KAIILA:

an animal like the velociraptor,
20-22 hands high, very fast and carneverous, very vicious
from birth, covered with silky fur, eyes have 3 lids to
protect it from blowing sands.
It is a silken, carnivorous, lofty creature, graceful,
long-necked, smooth-gaited. It is viviparous and
undoubtedly mammalian, though there is no suckling of the
young. The young are born vicious and by instinct, as
soon as they can struggle to their feet, they hunt.
It is an instinct of the other, sensing the birth, to
deliver the young animal in the vicinity of game. I
supposed, with the domesticated kaiila, a bound verr or
a prisoner might be cast to the newborn animal. The
kaiila, once it eats its fill, does not touch food
for several days. The kaiila is extremely agile, and can
easily outmaneuver he slower, more ponderous high
tharlarion. It requires less food, of course, than the
tarn.
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 13

KAILIAUK:

Heavy ruminant, tawny with markings of red and brown on its
haunches, 3 horns, 20-25 hands at shoulder.
"Even past me there thundered a lumbering herd of startled,
short-bunked kailiauk, a stocky, awkward ruminant of the
plains, tawny, wild, heavy, their haunches marked in red
and brown bars, their wide heads bristling with a trident
of horns; they had not stood and formed their circle,
she's and young within the circle of tridents; they, too,
had fled.
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 2

LAND THARLARION:

The land tharlarion can swim barges across the river but normally
are used to pull barges against the rivers current
from land.
"The land tharlarion can swim barges across
the river, but he is not as efficient as the vast
river tharlarion."
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 81

LANG GIM:
"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

LARL:
A large, appx. 7 ft. at shoulder, feline, tawny,
red or black in color, having a black mane, carnivorous
& similar to a lion.
A tawny leopardlike beast indigenous to the Voltai and
several of Gor’s ranges, standing an incredible seven feet
high at the shoulder and feared for its occasional
hunger-driven visitations to the civilized plains below.
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 149

LARL, WHITE:
I was struck with wonder, though I was careful to keep
beyond the range of their chains, for I had never seen
whitelarls before. They were gigantic beasts, superb
specimens, perhaps eight feet at the shoulder. Their
upper canine fangs, like daggers mounted in their jaws,
must have been at least a foot in length and extended well
below their jaws in the manner of ancient saber-toothed
tigers. The four nostril slits of each animal were flared
and their great chests lifted and fell with the intensity
of their excitement. Their tails, long and tufted at the
end, lashed back and forth.
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 22

LEAF URT:

A small tree-dwelling rodent, having 4 toes, which
inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. Similar to
the tree sloth.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 310

LEEM:

A small arctic rodent, five to ten ounces in weight,
hybernates in the winter. It's furs are sold by the Red
Hunters.
"The hunter drew forth from the bundle
of furs two tiny pelts of the leem. These were brown,
the summer coats of the animals." BEASTS OF GOR Pgs. 74-75

LIT:

(See also Common & Crested Lit.)
"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

LONG TAILED PORCUPINES:

A mammal found in the rainforests of Gor which
is similar to Earth's Porcupines.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys,
gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual
varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions,
beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

MARSH GANT:

"I heard a bird some forty or fifty yards to
my right; it sounded like a marsh gant, a small, horned,
web-footed aquatic fowl, broad-billed and broad-winged."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 4

MEADOW KITE:

"'The first southern migrations of meadow
kites,' he said, 'have already taken place.'"
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 138

MINDAR:

"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

MOUNTAIN LARL:

Less dangerous to man, than the northern larl,
inhabitant of the rainforest.
"If there is an optimum configuration for a
land predator, I suppose on my old world the palm must
go to the Bengal tiger; but on Gor the prize belongs
indisputably to the mountain larl; and I cannot but
believe that the structural similarities between the
two animals, though of different worlds, are more than
a matter of accident."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg.18

PANTHER:


Less dangerous to man, than the northern variety,
inhabitant of the rainforest.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 310

PANTHER, FOREST:


"They have little respect for anyone, or
anything, saving themselves, and, undeniably, the
beasts they hunt, the tawny forest panthers, the
swift, sinous sleen."
HUNTERS OF GOR Pg. 28

PARROT:

"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

PRAIRIE SIMIAN:

"In spite of the shortness of the legs the
Kur can, when it wishes, by utilizing its upper
appendages, in the manner of a prairie simian,
like the baboon, move with great rapidity."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 171

PRAIRIE SLEEN:

Many varieties of this mammal live all over Gor,
some trained to aid in hunting, or keeping slaves in line.
"There are many varieties of sleen, and
most varieties can be, to one extent or another,
domesticated. The two most common sorts of trained
sleen are the smaller, tawny prairie sleen, and the
large, brown or black forest sleen, sometimes attaining
a length of twenty feet."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 185

QUALAE:

Small, tan colored, 3-toed mammal with a stiff, brushy
mane of black hair.
"As the tarn passed, it scattered into a scampering flock
of tiny creatures, probably the small, three-toed mammals
called qualae, dun-coloured and with a stiff brushy mane
of black hair."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 142

RACING TARNS:

Slender, lighter birds bred for speed and endurance.
Racing Tarns are used by messengers.
"The racing tarn, interestingly, is and
extremely light bird; two men can lift one; even
its beak is narrower and lighter than the common
tarn or war tarn; its wings are commonly broader
and shorter than those of other tarns, permitting
a swifter take off."
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 144

RING-NECKED WADER:

"Along the river, of course, many other species
of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, tufted
fishers and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

RIVER THARLARION:

(SEE MARINE ANIMALS)

ROCK THARLARION:

Found in southern Tor and Tahari, lamp oil is
received from these creatures.
"The tiny, six-toed rock tharlarion of southern
Torvaldsland, favored for their legs and tails, which
are speared by children."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 152

SEA SLEEN:

Many varieties of this mammal live all over Gor, some trained to
aid in hunting, or keeping slaves in line.
"There is even an aquatic
variety, called the sea sleen, which is one of the
swiftest and most dreaded beasts in the sea."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 185

SLEE:

A rodent which lives in the rainforests inland of Schendi.
"On the floor itself are also found
several varieties of animal life, in particular
marsupials, such as the armored gatch, and rodents,
such as slees and ground urts."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 313

SLEEN:

The deadly hunting dog of Gor..a mix of a weasel and a
Komodo drag, furry, with fangs that drip a deadly poison.
With 6 legs and tencious they can track a trail days old
as if it were fresh..rending and killing the object of
the hunt. Sleen are pack animals and cared for only by
their Masters so thatthey are not befriended by the slave
who may try to escape.
"I had hardly moved another step
when in a flash of lightning, I saw the sleen, this time
a fully grown animal, some nineteen or twenty feet long,
charging toward me, swiftly, noiselessly, its ears
straight against its pointed head, its fur slick with
rain, its fangs bared. Its wide nocturnal eyes bright with
the lust of the kill."
OUTLAW OF GOR Pg. 36-37

SLEEN, PRAIRIE:


"Farther to one side I saw a
pair of prairie sleen, smaller than the forest sleen but
quite as unpredictable and vicious, each about seven feet
in length, furred, six-legged, mammalian, moving in their
undulating gait with their viper's heads moving from side
to side"
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 2

SLOTH:

A mammal similar to those of Earth found in
the rainforests on Gor.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and
monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels,
climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards,
sloths, and the usual varieties of insects,
ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and
flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

SNOW LART:


"The snow lart hunts in the sun. The food in the
second stomach can be held almost indefinitely. It is filled
in the fall and must last the lart through the winter night,
which lasts months, the number of months depending on the
latitude of his individual territory. It is not a large
animal. It is about ten inches high and weighs between eight
and twelve pounds. It is mammalian, and has four legs. It
eats bird's eggs and preys on the leem, a small arctic
rodent, some five to ten ounces in weight, which hibernates
during the winter.
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 74

SNOW SLEEN:

Many varieties of this mammal live all over Gor,
some trained to aid in hunting, or keeping slaves in line.
"In the north, I am told the snow sleen
has been domesticated. The sleen is a dangerous and fairly
common animal on Gor, which has adapted itself to a
variety of environments."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 185

SQUIRREL:

Like those found on Earth.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and
monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels,
climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards,
sloths, and the usual varieties of insects,
ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

TABUK:

similar to the goat or gazelle, they are quick.
There are more than 20 types of this animal found in
the rainforests. Their sweet meat is roasted.
"Gripped in the talons of the tarn was the dead body of an
antelope, one of the one-horned, yellow antelopes called
tabuks that frequent the bright Ka-la-na thickets of Gor."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 146

TANAGER:

"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

TARN:

Extremely large, but looks like Earth's Golden eagle
with up to a 50' wing span.
"The plumage of tarns is various, and they are bred for
their colours as well as their strength and intelligence.
Black tarns are used for night raids, white tarns in
winter campaigns, and multi-coloured, resplendent tarns
are bred for warriors who wish to ride proudly, regardless
of the lack of camouflage. The most common tarn, however,
is the greenish brown. Disregarding the disproportion in
size, the Earth bird, which the tarn most closely resembles
is the hawk, with the exception that it has a crest
somewhat of the nature of a jay’s."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 48-51

TARSIER:

Inhabitant of the rainforest.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 310

TARSK:

similar to a pig, being carrion eaters,
the meat is not a favorite. A staple among rence growers,
Tarsk can be roasted.
"The slave boy, Fish, had emerged from the
kitchen, holding over his head on a large silver
platter a whole roasted tarsk, steaming and crisped,
basted, shining under the torchlight, a larma in its
mouth, garnished with suls and Tur-pah."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 219

THARLARION, BROAD:

The large, slow tharlarion are usedas draft animals
and are plant eaters.
"The high thalarions, unlike their draft
brethren, the slow-moving, four-footed broad
thalarions, were carnivorous."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 125

THARLARION, HIGH:

Agile tharlarion used as a mount for riding; They
have very short, almost useless, front legs, carnivorous
similar to the tyrannasaurus rex.
"In a minute the rider appeared in view - a fine bearded
warrior with a golden helmet and a tharlarion lance. He
drew the riding lizard to a halt a few paces from me. He
rode the species of tharlarion called high tharlarion,
which ran on its two back feet in bounding strides. Its
cavernous mouth was lined with long, gleaming teeth. Its
two small ridiculously disproportionate forelegs dangled
absurdly in front of its body."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 115

THARLARION, LAND:

The land tharlarion can swim barges across the river
but normally are used to pull barges against the rivers current
from land.
"The land tharlarion can swim barges across
the river, but he is not as efficient as the vast
river tharlarion."
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 81

THARLARION, ROCK:

Found in southern Tor and Tahari, lamp oil is received from

these creatures.
"The tiny, six-toed rock tharlarion of southern
Torvaldsland, favored for their legs and tails, which
are speared by children."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 152

THARLARION, WINGED:

Also known as UI.
"Only one creature in the marshes dares
to outline itself against the sky, the predatory Ul,
the winged thalarion."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

TREE URT:

A small tree-climbing rodent found in the rainforests
inland of Schendi.
"Monkeys and tree urts, and snakes and insects,
however, can also be found in this highest level."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 310

TUFTED FISHER:

"Along the river, of course, many other species
of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, tufted
fishers and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

TUMIT:

Hunted with bolos, this large carniverous
bird lives on the plains and is hunted by the Nomads.
"continually testing the wind; beyond them I saw one of
the tumits, a large, flightless bird whose hooked beak,
as long as my forearm, attested only too clearly to its
gustatory habits; I lifted my shield and grasped the long
spear, but it did not turn in my direction; it passed,
unaware"
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 2

TWO-STOMACHED SNOW LART:

A mammalian animal with four legs, appx. 10" high,
and weighs between 8-12 lbs. It hunts in the sun. The food
in the second stomach can be held almost indefinitely. It
is filled in the fall and lasts the lart through the
winter night, which lasts months. It eats bird's legs and
preys on the leem.
"The hunter pulled a pelt from the bundle of furs
he carried. It was snowy white, and thick, the winter fur
of a two-stomached snow lart. It almost seemed to glisten."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 12

UI:

Also known as Winged Tharlarion.
"Only one creature in the marshes dares
to outline itself against the sky, the predatory Ul,
the winged thalarion."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

UMBRELLA BIRD:

"In the lower portion of the canopies, too, can
be found heavier birds, such as the ivory-billed woodpecker
and the umbrella bird."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

URT:

A reptile-like rat, the size of a small dog, a
small, silken-furred rodent similar to the Earth rat. It has
three rows of teeth, two tusks, and two horns.
"The urt is a loathsome, horned Gorean
rodent; some are quite large, the size of wolves or
ponies, but most are very small, tiny enough to be
held in the palm of one hand."
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 125

URT, GLIDING:

A mammal similar to the urt normally seen on Gor,
but for the ability to seemingly "fly" from tree
to tree, like the flying squirrel of Earth.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys,
gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual
varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions,
beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

URT, GROUND:

"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

URT, LEAF:

A small tree-dwelling rodent, having 4 toes, which
inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. Similar to
the tree sloth.
"In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may
be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal
jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle
varts and the prowling, solitary giani, tiny, cat-sized
panthers, not dangerous to man."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 310

URT, TREE:

A small tree-climbing rodent found in the rainforests
inland of Schendi.
"Monkeys and tree urts, and snakes and
insects, however, can also be found in this highest
level."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 310

VART:

Blind, bat-like flying rodent, about the size of a
small dog.
"There were several other creatures in the cases but I am
not sure of their classification. I could, however,
recognize a row of brown varts, clinging upside down like
large matted fists of teeth and fur and leather on
the heavy, bare, scarred branch in their case. I saw
bones, perhaps human bones, in the bottom of their case."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 191

VERR

A mountain goat indigenious to the Voltai. Wild, agile,
ill tempered, long hair, spiral horned.
"The verr was a mountain goat
indigenous to the Voltai. It was a wild, agile,
ill-tempered beast, long-haired and spiral-horned."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 63

Vulo:

a small pigeon like bird, can be
roasted or baked in spices.
"Soon, I smelled the frying of vulo eggs
in a large, flat pan."
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 73

WAR TARN:

heavier but agile, trained to aid in battle.
"The war tarns, of course, are bred for both
strength and speed, but also for agility, swiftness
of reflex, and combative instincts. War tarns, whose
talons are shod with steel, tend to be extremely
dangerous birds, even more so than other tarns, none
of whom could be regarded as fully domesticated."
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 144

WARBLER:

"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

WHISTLING FINCH:

"In the ground zone, and on the ground itself,
are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed
gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground
urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some
unflighted, like the grub borer and the lang gim."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

WHITE LARL:


"I was struck with wonder, though I was careful to keep
beyond the range of their chains, for I had never seen
whitelarls before. They were gigantic beasts, superb
specimens, perhaps eight feet at the shoulder. Their
upper canine fangs, like daggers mounted in their jaws,
must have been at least a foot in length and extended well
below their jaws in the manner of ancient saber-toothed
tigers. The four nostril slits of each animal were flared
and their great chests lifted and fell with the intensity
of their excitement. Their tails, long and tufted at the
end, lashed back and forth."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 22

WINGED THARLARION:

Also known as UI.
"Only one creature in the marshes dares
to outline itself against the sky, the predatory Ul,
the winged thalarion."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

YELLOW GIM:

"In the second level, that of the canopies, is
found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches,
mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit
tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot,
and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties
of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies,
and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

YELLOW-LEGGED WADER:

"Along the river, of course, many other species
of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, tufted
fishers and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

ZAD:

"I heard, a short time later, wings, the
alighting of one or more large birds. Such birds,
broad-winged, black and white, from afar, follow the
marches to Klima; their beaks, yellowish, narrow,
are long and slightly hooked at the end, useful for
probing and tearing. the birds scattered, squawking,
as a Kaiila sped past. The birds are called zads."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 232

ZADIT:

"The zadit is a small, tawny-feathered,
sharp-billed bird. It feeds on insects. When sand
flies and other insects, emergent after rains,
infest kaiila, they frequently light on the animals,
and remain for some hours, hunting insects."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 152

ZEDER:

A small, sleen-like, carnivorous mammal which inhabits
the jungles of Schendi, esp. along the Ua
River. It grows to 2', weighs 8-10 lbs, & is diurnal,
can swim very well, and builds a stick and mud nest in
the branches of a tree, where it spends the night.
"There is, however, a sleenlike animal,
though much smaller, about two feet in length and
some eight to ten pounds in weight, the zeder,
which frequents the Ua and her tributaries. It
knifes through the water by day and, at night,
returns to its nest, built from sticks and mud in
the branches of a tree overlooking the water."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

INSECTS, REPTILES, & MARINE LIFE OF GOR

INSECTS

ANTHROPOD:

"Some men from the Fungus Chambers carried on
their backs great bags filled with choice spores, and
others labored under the burdens of huge baskets of
freshly reaped fungus, slung on poles between them; and
those from the Pastures drove before them with long
pointed goads huge, shambling gray arthropods, the cattle
of the Priest-Kings; and others from the Pastures carried
in long lines on their shoulders the ropelike vines of
the heavy-leaved Sim plants, on which the cattle would feed."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 236

ANTS:

An insect with 8 legs, which lives in the tunnels
of the Priest-Kings in the Sardar Mountains and the
rainforest, its eyes protrude on stalks from its head.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

BEE:

Like Earths honeybees, used to get honey just like
on Earth.
"I saw small fruit trees, and hives, where honey bees were raised; and there were small sheds, here and there, with sloping roofs of boards; in some such sheds might craftsmen work;..."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 81

BEETLES:

A sometimes hardshelled insect which lives in the
rainforest.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

CENTIPEDES:

A multi-legged insect, which lives in the
rainforest.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

FLIES:

A pesty insect similar to those of Earth found in
many areas on Gor, even the rainforests.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys, gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

GITCH:

An insect with a painful bite.
"'They are harmless, not like the gitches whose bites are rather painful. Some of them are big fellows too. But there aren't many of them around. The Frevets see to it.'"
MERCENARIES OF GOR Pg. 277

GRASSHOPPER:

About 4 oz, this insect is red in color and
resembles an earth grasshopper.
"A grasshopper, red, the size of a horned gim, a
small, owllike bird, some four ounces in weight, common in
the northern latitudes, had leaped near the fire, and
disappeared into the brush."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 293

GOLDEN BEETLE:

An insect, roughly the size of a rhinoceros,
which lives in the caverns below the Nest of the
Priest-Kings in the Sardar Mountains; its prey
is the Priest Kings themselves.
"The Golden Beetle was not nearly as tall as a Priest-King,
but it was probably considerably heavier. It was about
the size of a rhinoceros and the first thing I noticed
after the glowing eyes were two multiply hooked, tubular,
hollow, pincerlike extensions that met at the tips perhaps
a yard beyond its body. They seemed clearly some aberrant
mutation of its jaws. Its antennae, unlike those of
Priest-Kings, were very short. They curved and were
tipped with a fluff of golden hair. Most strangely
perhaps were several long, golden strands, almost a mane,
which extended from the creature's head over its domed,
golden black and fell almost to the floor behind it. The
back itself seemed divided into two thick casings which
might once, ages before, have been horny wings, but now
the tissues had, at the points of touching together,
fused in such a way as to form what was for all practical
purposes a thick, immobile golden shell. The creature's
head was even now withdrawn beneath the shell but its
eyes were clearly visible and of course the existence of
its jaws. I knew the thing before me could slay
Priest-Kings."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 180

HINTI:

Small, flea-like insects.
'Hala' is Kaiila for the Gorean hinti, which are small, active insects. They resemble fleas but are not parasitic.
BLOOD BROTHERS OF GOR Pg. 219-220

MARCHER ANT:

About 2" long, this ant-like insects is very
aggressive and carnivorous.
"The column of marchers was something like
a yard wide. I did not know how long it might be.
It extended ahead through the jungle and behind
through the jungle farther than I could see in
either direction. Such columns can be pasangs in
length. It is difficult to conjecture the numbers
that constitute such a march. Conservatively some
dozens of millions might be involved. The column
widens only when food is found; then it may spread
as widely as five hundred feet in width."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 400

NEEDLE OR STING FLIES:

Also called the sting fly, this insect hatch in the Delta, then

disperse only to return in the fall and begin the "life"
process again. Their sting can cause painful swelling
which goes away in a few Ahn, nausea, and in rare causes
of massive stings, death.
"Most sting flies, or needle flies, as the men
from the south call them, originate in the delta, and
similar places, estuaries and such, as their eggs are
laid on the stems of rence plants. It's sting is
extremely painful, but it is usually not dangerous,
unless inflicted in great numbers."
VAGABONDS OF GOR Pg. 161

RENNEL:

A poisonous, crab-like insect which lives in the
desert.
"I was told by Kamchak that once an army of a
thousand wagons turned aside because a swarm of rennels,
poisonous, crablike desert insects, did not defend its
broken nest, crushed by the wheel of the lead wagon."
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 27

ROCK SPIDER:

"They are called rock spiders because of their
habit of holding their legs folded beneath them. This
habit, and their size and coloration, usually brown and
black, suggests a rock, and hence the name."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 294

SAND FLY:

"Following such rains, great clouds of
sand flies appear, wakened from dormancy. These
feast on kaiila and men."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 5

SCORPION:

An insect which lives in the Rainforest canopy.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys,
gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual
varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions,
beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

SILK WORM:

A pesty insect similar to those of Earth found in
many areas on Gor, even the rainforests.
"Originally, doubtless beans were brought
from Earth," I said, "much as certain other seeds, and
silk worms and such, but I doubt very much that the ship
I saw last night had in its cargo anything as trivial as
the beans for black wine."
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 107

SLIME SLUG:


“'Not even the slime slugs of Anango would
take shelter beneath this rock!' cried Boots Tarsk-Bit,
waving the stone about in his two hands."
MAGICIANS OF GOR Pg. 400

SLIME WORM:

A long, slow, blind worm which inhabits the caverns
below the Nest in the Sardar; scavenges the remains of the
Golden Beetles kills.
"We had not walked far when we passed a long, wormlike
animal, eyeless, with a small red mouth, that inched its
way along the corridor, hugging the angle between the wall
and the floor. "What do you call it?" I asked. "Oh,"
said one of the slaves. "It is a Slime Worm." "What does
it do?" I asked. Long ago it functioned in the Nest,"
said one of the slaves, "as a sewerage device, but it has
not served that function in many thousands of years."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 105-106

STING OR NEEDLE FLIES:

Also called the needle fly, this insect hatch in the Delta, then

disperse only to return in the fall and begin the "life"
process again. Their sting can cause painful swelling
which goes away in a few Ahn, nausea,a nd in rare causes
of massive stings, death.
"Most sting flies, or needle flies, as the men
from the south call them, originate in the delta, and
similar places, estuaries and such, as their eggs are
laid on the stems of rence plants. It's sting is
extremely painful, but it is usually not dangerous,
unless inflicted in great numbers."
VAGABONDS OF GOR Pg. 161

SWAMP SPIDERS:


"Approaching me, stepping daintily for all its bulk,
prancing over the strands, came one of the Swamp Spiders
of Gor. I fastened my eyes on the blue sky, wanting it to
be the last thing I looked upon. I shuddered as the beast
paused near me, and I felt the light stroke of its
forelegs, felt the tactile investigation of the sensory
hairs of its appendages. I looked at it, and it peered
down, with its four pairs of pearly eyes."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 80-83

TARN LICE:

An insect which tends to live on Tarn, they are the
size of a marble.
"I withdrew some of the lice, the size of
marbles, which tend to infest wild tarns, and
slapped them roughly into the mouth of the tarn,
wiping them off on his tongue."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg. 142

TERMITES:


"Termites, incidentally, are extremely
important to the ecology of the forest. In
their feeding they break down and destroy the
branches and trunks of fallen trees. The termite
'dust,' thereafter, by the action of bacteria,
is reduced to humus, and the humus to nitrogen
and mineral materials."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 312

VINT:

An insect which lives in the Tahari, sand colored
and small.
"Vints, insects, tiny, sand-colored, covered them."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 115

ZARLIT FLY:


"The zarlit fly is very large, about two feet long, with
four large, translucent wings, with a span of about a
yard. It has large, padlike feet on which, when it
alights, it can rest on the water, or pick its way
delicately across the surface. Most of them are purple.
Their appearance is rather formidable and can one a nasty
turn in the delta, but happily, one soon learns they are
harmless, at least to humans."
VAGABONDS OF GOR Pg. 160

MARINE LIFE/REPTILES

BALEEN WHALE:
Bluish bunt finned whale, often hunted by the Red Hunters.
"Sometimes they managed to secure the
northern shark, sometimes even the toothed Hunjer
whale or the less common Karl whale, which was a
four-fluked, baleen whale."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 36

BANDED OST:


"The banded ost is a variety of ost, a small,
customarily brilliantly orange Gorean reptile. It is
exceedingly poisonous. The banded ost is yellowish
orange and is marked with black rings."
ASSASSIN OF GOR Pg. 335

BINT:

Small carnivorous freshwater fish which inhabits the
rivers of the rainforests inland of Schendi; a large
school of bints can strip a carcass in minutes; similar
to the piranha of Earth.
"Such blood might attract the bint, a fanged,
carnivorous marsh eel, or the predatory, voracious
blue grunt, a small, fresh-water variety of the much
larger and familiar salt-water grunt of Thassa"."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 267

BLACK SLEEN:

long, sleek, mammal with flippers and six legs, and
double fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as
much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for
food and pelt.
"The four main types of sea sleen found in
the polar seas are the black sleen, the brown sleen,
the tusked sleen and the flat-nosed sleen."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 38

BLUE GRUNT:

A small, voracious, carnivorous freshwater fish,
related to the Thassa grunt; like its larger cousin, it is
attracted by blood.
The blue grunt is particularly dangerous during the
daylight hours preceding its mating periods, when it
schools. Its mating periods are synchronized with the
phases of Gor's major moon, the full moon reflecting
on the surface of the water somehow triggering the
mating instinct. During the daylight hours preceding
such a moon, as the restless grunts school, they will
tear anything edible to pieces which crosses their path.
During the hours of mating, however, interestingly, one
can move and swim among them untouched.
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 267

BROWN SLEEN:

long, sleek, mammal with flippers and six legs, and
double fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as
much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for
food and pelt.
"The four main types of sea sleen found in
the polar seas are the black sleen, the brown sleen,
the tusked sleen and the flat-nosed sleen."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 38

CROCODILES:

Like those of earth.
"'You understand clearly, do you not,' he asked,
'that if you are not sufficiently pleasing, you will be
thrown to the crocodiles?' 'Yes, Master,' I said."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 327

DOCK EEL:

A black freshwater fish, 4' long, weighs 8-10 lbs.;
carnivorous; they inhabit the shallow waters around the
dock and wharves of river ports.
"The dock eels, black, about four feet long, are
tenacious creatures. They had not relinquished their hold
on the flesh in their jaws when they had been forcibley
struck away from the leg, back into the water."
ROGUE OF GOR Pg. 155

FLAT-NOSED SLEEN:

long, sleek, mammal with flippers, six legs, double
fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as
much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for
food and pelt.
"The four main types of sea sleen found in
the polar seas are the black sleen, the brown sleen,
the tusked sleen and the flat-nosed sleen."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 38

GIGANTIC GINT:

Large cousin of the gint found in west Gor, similar
in appearance, quick moving with a 4-spined dorsal fin,
amphibious and capable of walking on its pectoral fins.
"I saw the large fish, one of the bulging-
eyed fish we had seen earlier, a gigantic gint, or
like a gigantic gint, it now having slipped over
the channel's sill, disappear under the water."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 389

GINT:

A 6" freshwater fish which inhabits the rivers of
the rain forests inland of Schendi; it has bulbous eyes
and flipper-like fins; is amphibious, having both lungs
and gills; is capable of walking on its pectoral fins;
often found in the comp any of tharlarion, feeding off the
scraps of their kills.
"Similarly the tiny fish can thrive on the
scraps from the ravaging jaws of the feeding tharlarion.
They will even drive one another away from their local
tharlarion, fighting in contests of intraspecific
aggression, over the plated territory of the monster's
back. The remora fish and the shark have what seem to be,
in some respects, a similar relationship. These tiny fish,
incidentally, are called gints.
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 300

GOREAN PYTHON:

"After dark, various serpents seek out the road for its
warmth, its stones retaining the sun's heat longer than
the surrounding countryside. One such serpent was the
huge, many-banded Gorean python, the hith. One to be
feared even more perhaps was the tiny ost, a venomous,
brilliantly orange reptile little more than a foot in
length, whose bite spelled an excruciating death within
seconds."
OUTLAW OF GOR Pg. 26

GREAT SPECKLED GRUNT:

"Half out of the water, then returning to it, I saw a great
speckled grunt, four-gilled. "
SLAVE GIRL OF GOR Pg. 360

GRUNT:

A large, carnivorous salt-water fish which inhabits
Thassa & is often attracted by the blood of a wounded
creature, similar to the shark of Earth. (See White-
bellied or Blue Grunt.)
""Before each guest there were tiny slices of
tospit and larma, small pastries, and in a tiny
golden cup, with a small golden spoon, the
clustered, black, tiny eggs of the white grunt."
FIGHTING SLAVE OF GOR Pg. 275-276

HITH:

A large, python like snake
"In another case, somnolent and swollen, I saw a rare
golden hith, a Gorean python whose body , even when unfed,
it would be difficult for a full-grown man to encircle
with his arms."
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR Pg. 191

HUNJER WHALE:

large black, toothed whale which is hunted by the Red
Hunters.
"I reached out with my hand and pushed against the side of
the mammal. The Hunjer whale is a toothed whale."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 259

KARL WHALE:

A less common whale of the Northern waters.
"Sometimes they managed to secure the
northern shark, sometimes even the toothed Hunjer
whale or the less common Karl whale, which was a
four-fluked, baleen whale."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 36

LELT:

A small, 5-7", blindfish with fernlike filaments at
either side of the head which are its sensory organs,
white, with long fins. Live in the Klima Salt mines.
"Lelts are often attracted to the salt rafts,
largely by the vibrations in the water, picked up by
their abnormally developed lateral-line protrusions,
and their fernlike craneal vibration receptors, from
the cones and poles. Too, though they are blind, I
think either the light, or the heat, perhaps, from
our lamps, draws them. The tiny eyeless heads will
thrust from the water, and the fernlike filaments at
the side of the head will open and lift, orienting
themselves to one or the other of the lamps. The lelt
is commonly five to seven inches in length. It is white
and long-finned."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 247

LIZARD:

Like the lizards found on Earth.
"Here, too, may be found snakes and monkeys,
gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-
tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual
varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions,
beetles and flies, and so on."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 311

MAMBA:

Large, predatory river tharlarion which inhabits the
rivers of the rainforests inland of Schendi; they have
long, log-like bodies, with short, powerful legs and a
long snout and tail; similar to Earth crocodiles.
"The word 'Mamba' in most of the river dialects
does not refer to a venomous reptile as might be
expected, given its meaning in English, but,
interestingly, is applied rather generally to
most types of predatory river tharlarion."
EXPLORERS OF GOR Pg. 393

MARINE SAURIAN:

Fish-like reptile more then 20' long, found in the the Thassa Sea.
" I had seen, yesterday, the long neck of a
marine saurian lift from the waters of gleaming Thassa,
it had a small head, and rows of small teeth. Its
appendages were like broad paddles."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 247

MARSH MOCCASIN:

"We saw a narrow, dark shape, about five
feet long, like a slowly undulating whip, glide past.
A small triangular head was almost level with the water
surface. I did not think there had been much danger,
but there was some possibility that the movements of her
legs in the water might have attracted its attention.
"That is a marsh moccasin," I said. "Are they poisonous,"
she asked. "Yes," I said. "I never saw one before," she
said. "They are not common," I said, "even in the delta."
VAGABONDS OF GOR Pg. 267

MARSH SHARK:

Deadly fresh water hunter of the Gorean Marshes.. similar
in shape to the shark of earth.
"Beyond them would be the almost eel-like, long-bodied,
nine-gilled Gorean marsh sharks."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 58

MARSH TURTLE:

"To my right, some two or three feet under the water,
I saw the sudden, rolling yellowish flash of the slatted
belly of a water tharlarion, turning as it made its swift
strike, probably a Vosk carp or marsh turtle."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

OST:

Small snake, 12" long, bright orange color; its'
venom causes extremely painful death within seconds; a
type living in the rainforests inland of Schendi are red
with black stripes.
"One to be feared even more perhaps was the
tiny ost, a venomous, brilliantly orange reptile
little more than a foot in length, whose bite
spelled an excruciating death within seconds."
OUTLAW OF GOR Pg. 26

OYSTER:

Used many times for food, these are found
in the Vosk Delta.
"Other girls had prepared the repast,
which, for the war camp, was sumptuous indeed,
containing even oysters from the delta of the Vosk,
a portion of the plunder of a tarn caravan of Ar,
such delicacies having been intended for the very
table of Marlenus, the Ubar of that great city
itself."
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 301

PARSIT FISH:

This fish is found in the Northern waters.
"The men with the net drew it up. In
it, twisting and flopping, silverish, striped with
brown, squirmed more than a stone of parsit fish."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 61

RIVER SHARK:

A narrow, black, vicious, carnivorous fish with a
triangular dorsal fin, which inhabits the rivers of Gor.
"I saw the flash of a triangular, black dorsal
fin. I screamed. Lana looked out, pointing after it.
'A river shark,' she cried, excitedly.
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 79

SALAMANDER:

Found in the salt mines of Tahari, these small lizard like creatures
are blind.
"Among the lelts, too, were, here and there,
tiny salamanders, they, too, white and blind. Like the
lelts, they were, for their size, long-bodied, were capable
of long periods of dormancy and posessed a slow metabolism,
useful in an environment in which food is not plentiful.
Unlike the lelts, they had long stemlike legs."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 247

SALT LEACH:

"I flicked a salt leach from the side
of my light rush craft with the corner of the
tem-wood paddle."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 5

SALT SHARK:

A long-bodied, 12' plus, carnivorous fish having gills
situated under the jaw, several rows of triangular teeth, a
sickle-like tail, and a sail-like dorsal fin. It lives in the
brine pits such as those of the Tahari or Klima.
"At the top of the food chain in the pits, a
descendant, dark-adapted, of the terrors of the ancient
seas, stood the long-bodied, nine-gilled salt shark."
TRIBESMEN OF GOR Pg. 249

SEA SLEEN:

long, sleek, mammal with flippers, six legs, and
double fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as
much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for
food and pelt.
"The four main types of sea sleen found in
the polar seas are the black sleen, the brown sleen,
the tusked sleen and the flat-nosed sleen."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 38

SNAIL:

“Returning to me he held one of the snails,
whose shell he crushed between his fingers, and sucked
out the animal, chewing and swallowing it. He then
threw the shell fragments overboard. 'They are edible,'
he said. "And we use them for fish bait.'"
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 62

TAMBER CLAM:

" "They are probably false stones," I said, "amber
droplets, the pearls of the Vosk sorp, the polished shell of the
Tamber clam, glass colored and cut in Ar for trade with
ignorant southern peoples."
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 20

THARLARION, RIVER:

Found in the Vosk Delta area, Schendi wetlands.
"It was drawn by two gigantic, web-footed river
tharlarion."
CAPTIVE OF GOR Pg. 81

THARLARION, SEA:

Found in the Vosk Delta area, Schendi wetlands.
"It would probably be a sea-tharlarion, or
perhaps several such; sometimes the smaller sea-
tharlarion, seemingly not much more than teeth and
tail, fluttering in packs beneath the waves, are
even more to be feared than their larger brethern,
some of whom in whose jaws an entire galley can be
raised from the surface of the sea and snapped in
two like a handful of dried reeds of the rence plant"
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 204

THARLARION, WATER:

Found in the marshes, this Tharlarion is much smaller
than it's larger relatives.
"Immediately following I saw the water seem
to glitter for a moment, a rain of yellowish streaks
beneath the surface, in the wake of the water tharlarion,
doubtless its swarm of scavengers, tiny water tharlarion,
about six inches long, little more than teeth and tail."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

TUSKED SLEEN:

long, sleek mammal with flippers six legs, and double
fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as
much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for
food and pelt.
"The four main types of sea sleen found in
the polar seas are the black sleen, the brown sleen,
the tusked sleen and the flat-nosed sleen."
BEASTS OF GOR Pg. 38

VOSK CARP:

"To my right, some two or three
feet under the water, I saw the sudden, rolling yellowish
flash of the slatted belly of a water tharlarion, turning
as it made its swift strike, probably a Vosk carp or marsh
turtle."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 1

VOSK SORP:

A giant clam that lives in the seas and marshes of
Gor whose shell is large enough to be used as a throne.
"He sat upon a giant shell of the Vosk sorp,
as on a sort of throne, which, for these people, I
gather it was."
RAIDERS OF GOR Pg. 14

WATER LIZARD:

"There was a stirring in the water, and I realised the
small water lizards of the swamp forest were engaged in
their grisly work."
TARNSMAN OF GOR Pg 84

WHITE BELLIED GRUNT:

"the white-bellied grunt, a large game fish which haunts
the plankton banks to feed on parsit fish."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 59

WHITE SHARK:

A long-bodied, nine-gilled carnivorous fish found in
the northern waters of the Thassa Sea.
"There is also, however some danger in this,
for sea sleen and the white sharks of the north
occasionally attempt to tear such a girl from
the oar."
MARAUDERS OF GOR Pg. 66

WINGFISH, COSIAN:

Small blue salt-water fish with 4 poisonous spines
on its dorsal fin which lives in the waters off Port Kar & Cos.
Its' liver is considered a delicacy in Turia.
"The blue, four-spined wingfish is found
only in the waters of Cos. Larger varieties are
found farther out to sea. The small blue fish is
regarded as a great delicacy, and its liver as the
delicacy of delicacies."
NOMADS OF GOR Pg. 85