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Tarellian Dog-soldier's head[2]

Tarellians, also called Tarellian Dog-Soldiers[2] (or "dog soldiers"[4]), are a minor reptilian species of alien found throughout much of the galaxy.[Needs Citation]


According to legends the Imperium virus-bombed a few of the Tarellians' worlds during the Emperor's Great Crusade.[4]

Name and physical description

Tarellians are called dog soldiers because of their long canine-like faces.[4] They are narrow-waisted, broad shouldered and a bit shorter than most humans.[4] Their fingers are described as clawed, and Tarellians are known to have knees and ribs.[4]


Their language is called Tarellian and is described as snarling, growling and barking.[4] They are also known to snap their jaws and show their teeth when threatening others.[4]

Known locations and encounters


The species first appeared in the 3rd edition rulebook (1998), where they are referred to as "Tarellian Dog-soldiers", as an example of "Other Dangerous Aliens".[2]

In Sons of the Hydra, Quetzel Carthach was said to have included xenos in his close circle of advisors.[5a] While Omizhar Vohk is the only confirmed advisor, Tarellians or members of the other xenos mercenaries Carthach used may have been included among them.


Tau Empire
Castes EtherealAirEarthFireWater
Allied Races KrootVespidNicassarDemiurgGue'vesaGalgTarellianGreet
ThraxianAnthrazodG’noshYabi-YabiOstense CouncilFormosianRanghon
Military Fire WarriorsKor'vattraMerchant FleetAuxiliaries
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