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Order 480-G anthropoid

Taurus II anthropoid

Taurus II anthropoid attacks

Backside of anthropoid

The anthropoids of Taurus II were a primitive species of anthropoid, order 480-G, that were native to the planet Taurus II, located in the Murasaki Effect.

Physiology and culture

According to Federation astral anthropology research, these "huge, furry creatures" were similar, but much larger than the anthropoids discovered on Hansen's Planet, and stood ten to twelve feet in height.

They had not yet attained a traditional tribal culture, and existed in little more than loose associations. They employed a stone-age level of technology, wielding such weapons as leather shields, spears made with heads resembling Folsom points, and rocks. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

Alien contact

After the Galileo crash landed on Taurus II in 2267, the crew, under the command of Spock, was attacked by the creatures. Two crew members, Latimer and Gaetano, were killed in the attack.

Thanks to the ingenuity of Mr. Scott, Spock was able to get the shuttle airborne and escaped from the creatures with the remainder of the crew. This, however, was not before one of the USS Enterprise's landing parties, Landing Party 2 led by Lieutenant Kelowitz, encountered these anthropoids on the planet. During the landing parties encounter, they received two casualties: Ensign O'Neill was killed by a spear and Lieutenant Immamura got a dislocated shoulder and severe lacerations. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

The anthropoid seen attacking the Galileo Seven was played by Buck Maffei, who stood seven feet tall and weighed 400 pounds.

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