Taur

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P'Tar the Catarian, a fictional type of taur character in Extinctioners
A MouseTaur. Art by artist Dustmeat.

Taurs, also known as Quads, is the furspeech term for Centaur (Ancient Greek Κένταυροι – "Kéntauroi"), which refers to any creature with a furry anthro humanoid upper body joined onto the non-anthropomorphic lower body of another animal, in the same style as a centaur.

Species variants[edit]

There are many Taur species in furry, many of which are single instances, for instance a "Cervitaur (cervine, or deer-like)". Other variants comprise well-known species groups:

Most taur forms walk on four legs, but some have more, such as hextaurs, a taur with six legs. They may have three pairs of legs on one lower feral torso, or across it and the humanoid one (they may be also considered multifurry).

IRC[edit]

A #Taurs IRC channel is dedicated to taurforms of all types, located on FurNet; server: irc.furnet.org port: 6667

Taurs in literature[edit]

In addition to the classical centaurs found in Greek and Roman mythology, one finds many instances of taurs in fantasy and science fiction.

  • Poul Anderson's David Falkayne stories of the Polesotechnic League features Wodenites, which are saurian-based quadrupeds with upright torsos. He also created the sapient life-form of Ishtar, depicted in Fire Time as a vaguely felinoid race.
  • Jack L. Chalker wrote a long series of stories called Well World featuring centaurs called "Dillians".
  • Thomas Burnett Swan wrote Day of the Minotaur.
  • A race of "Cat-Centaurs" appear in Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series.
  • In Iain M. Banks's Look to Windward some of the main characters are Chelgrian, a race of cougartaur-like creatures. Evolution have caused the Chelgrian middle pair of digits to have fused into a single wide digit.

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