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Given the importance of other animals to humans, whether as predators, pests, food, workers or companions, it is unsurprising that science fiction creators would imagine many fictional animal species. Worms are a particular favorite.

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AEdit

  • Aenocampus - James L. Cambias's novel A Darkling Sea
  • Anakapotamos (crocodyliform) - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel p. 186
  • ‘’Arraclid’’ - Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel The Expert Systems Brother
  • Aubergine Radiate - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel p. 181
  • Axehead (skeggoxus cyannus) - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel

BEdit

  • Banshees - Avatar 2009 film
  • Bantha - Star Wars universe
  • Bessemer's Griffin - Robert A. Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky. See Tunnel in the Sky from the Heinlein Concordance
  • Regulan bloodworms - Star Trek universe
  • Bronto - Robert J. Mendenhall's short story "Murder on Centauri" in David Conyers et al.'s collection Extreme Planets
  • Bubocephale - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel

CEdit

  • Centaurian Sparklebear - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters, p. 189
  • Coelusha limax (space slug) - Jennifer Foehner Wells's novel Fluency
  • cracx - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel
  • Cylindrodaptes - James L. Cambias's novel A Darkling Sea, Pp. 285-288

DEdit

  • Deest - Robert Randall's novel The Shrouded Planet, p. 12

EEdit

FEdit

  • F-Lion - Max Brooks's novel World War Z
  • Fastiga - Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League universe
  • Flat Cat - Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Rolling Stones
  • Friza - Richard Paul Russo's novel Inner Eclipse

GEdit

  • Glimmermoth - James Lovegrove's novel World of Fire, p. 181
  • Goobie (pseudo-tarsier) - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel p. 200
  • Gwildwanki - Robert Kroese's short story "The Yanthus Prime Job"

HEdit

  • Hloordian Rock Worm - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters
  • Hugl - Robert Randall's novel The Shrouded Planet, p. 17

IEdit

  • Irradigator - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters

JEdit

  • Jovian Tree Worm - Babylon 5, brief reference

KEdit

  • Kangasaur - G. David Nordley's novel To Climb a Flat Mountain
  • Karikut (draft animals on Ikrananka) - Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League universe, "The Trouble Twisters"

LEdit

  • Lava Worm - Star Wars universe
  • leather birds - Wendy N. Wagner's novel An Oath of Dogs
  • Lizard-spiders - Robert Kroese's fantasy novel Disenchanted, p. 145

MEdit

NEdit

  • Nartolian Ice Grubs - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters

PEdit

  • Pavonosaurus Rex - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire, p. 97
  • Pigoon (genetically modified species) - Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy
  • Porak - Richard Paul Russo's novel Inner Eclipse

QEdit

  • Quirta (avian) - Richard Paul Russo's novel Inner Eclipse

REdit

SEdit

  • Sarlacc (plural Sarlacci) - Star Wars universe
  • Scroach (dromopoda alighigieriensis) - John Lovegrove's novel World of Fire
  • Silter - Richard Paul Russo's novel Inner Eclipse
  • Singspiders - John Lovegrove's novel World of Fire
  • Skeggoxus cyannus (axehead) - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel
  • Slig - Dune universe
  • Slint (three sexes) - Paul McAuley's Into Everywhere, p. 129
  • Sniper-Sloth - Guy Immega's short story "Super-Mother Earth" in David Conyers et al., eds.s collection Extreme Planets
  • space slug (Coelusha limax) - Jennifer Foehner Wells's novel Fluency
  • Spice Weasel - Futurama
  • Spider Puppy (Pseudocanis hexapoda hesperae) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starman Jones
  • Spider-wolves - Robert Kroese's fantasy novel Disenchanted, p. 145

TEdit

VEdit

  • Varanid - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel
  • Vietnamese Two Step Viper - "Self-Medication" episode of Venture Brothers animated television series, 2009
  • Volent - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s novel The One-Eyed Man, p. 117

WEdit

  • Wolf-lizard - Robert Kroese's fantasy novel Disenchanted, p. 145

ZEdit

  • Zondara (riding animals) on Ikrananka) - Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League universe, "The Trouble Twisters"

Revealed as Fictional in the Work of FictionEdit

  • Trigorian snakes - USS Callister episode of Black Mirror, Season 4

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