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This is a list of sentient species known to exist (or have existed) within the galaxy and beyond.

Note that the use of 'species' is much broader than the dictionary definition. In this article, 'species' distinction includes lesser definitions, such as sub-species.

Eldar species

Human species

Necron forces

Orkoid species

Orkoid species

Tau Empire species

Tyranid species

Tyranid species

Warp entities

Warp entities

Other species

Unnamed Species

Unnamed Xenos Sentient Species
Place of Encounter Time of Encounter Description of Xenorace Forces of the Imperium Outcome of Encounter Source
Torben's World Unknown but before the Great Crusade or in time of it This xenos developed only primitive firearms so the using of Rhinos (the first documented military use of this vehicle) by the humans proved fatal for them. Human colonists Xenos were purged from the planet Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition, pg. 13
Tranquillity Great Crusade Each xenos of this race existed in the form of a many pronged star of transparent crystal that moved by a strange process of expansion and contraction of its shape and mass. Unbelievable fast, each xenomorph was able to project an energy beam capable of cutting through ceramite, flesh and bone. The race possessed a starships and emerged through the nearest Warp Gate. Emperor's Children Firstly the landed army and then the fleet of the xenos were destroyed. Then Emperor's Children passed through the Gate and destroyed the xenos home world, returning to Tranquillity with triumph. Ironically, later the Warp Gate leading to the xenos system became utterly inert and faded, so if the xenos had not launched their invasion, they could possibly still exist somewhere in the backyard of the Galaxy. The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal, pg. 116
Tyrama Secundus, Tyrama Secundus Campaign 964.M41 Underwater race living in the dark oceans in a cyclopean fane-cities. Began enslaving the Human population, dragging millions to a water demise. Inquisitor Gruberman of the Ordo Xenos, alongside the Subjugators Chapter and the Deathwatch Extinction of an alien race. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 22
Unknown 932.M39 Endoparasitical xenos that spawned within skull of Lord Kazanlak that commanded the Imperial Guard forces and forced him to start a rebellion. Task Force Naasirka of the Praetors of Orpheus Chapter. See Also — Jotun Repression Kazanlak and the alien inside of him were killed. There is only one exemplar founded. No other references registered. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 19
Trailing Marches of the Eurydice Sector Unknown Strange flying creatures that lived in the nesting-crypts and attacked the Imperial frontier worlds. Iron Lords Though the Space Marines that went to destroy the miasmic nesting canals of the xenos cities never returned, flying adult forms repeatedly attacked the landing site of the Chapter and were destroyed by its Hyperios missile launchers. This xenos never more disturbed the Imperium so the scholars think that all adult form were killed and young larva couldn't survive without their help. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 200

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