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Planet of origin: Cait
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Biology
Classification: Feline humanoid
Environmental requirements: Class M conditions
Sexes: Male and female
Distinctive Features:
Fur, tail, feline features

Emblem of the Caitians

The Caitians were a species of felinoids native to Cait (Regulus V), or as they called it Ferasa. They also settled on a number of colony worlds and were members of the United Federation of Planets. (ST references: Starfleet Operations Manual, The Worlds of the Federation, The Federation)

Due to copyright issues, the Unicorn RPG books were not able to use the term "Caitians", so used "Regulans", but it was implied that they did mean Caitians.

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Biology

Caitians were bipedal, ranging from two to three meters in height, and feature a thick orange mane, a tail, and large golden eyes which gave them excellent night vision. Their fur ranged in color from tan to reddish-tan. They also had excellent hearing with a frequency range beyond that of most humanoids which made them ideal candidates for communications officers. Caitian voices often resembled the purring of Terran cats. (ST references: The Worlds of the Federation, The Federation)

Culture

Caitains had a reputation for being one of the most cooperative and intelligent members of the Federation. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

Caitian names did not follow a gender pattern, so no name was distinctively male or female. (ST reference: Starfleet Operations Manual)

Caitian culture emphasized a love of beauty and a focus on personal loyalty. Loyalty, both within the individual and between individuals, was highly prized by all Caitians. The interlocking individual and clan relationships that existing in their society were the main cause of this focus on loyalty. Most Caitians prefered a vegetarian diet and were not carnivorous. (ST reference: The Federation)

History

A male Caitian, Admiral S'rrel

The Caitians were believed to be the descendants of an ancient Kzinti colony. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

In The Federation, Caitians are said to have evolved from creatures similar to Terran felines.

They made first contact with the Orions and the Ferengi, and met Federation ships for the first time in 2249. Within a few years, such good relations existed between the cultures that they entered the United Federation of Planets. (ST reference: Starfleet Operations Manual)

Four other planets in the Federation had Caitian populations: Havelind, Hochlor IV, Macadarna, and Narval (Whether they were colonized by the Caitians before joining the Federation or after is unknown. Regardless, all four were either full-status members or associate-status members of the Federation). Also, Caitians composed 35% of Riviera's population (with the remainder being: Human 30% and Other 35%) and 15% of Commissariate's population (with the remainder being: Andorian 35%, Vulcan 20%, Human 15%, and Other 15%). (ST reference: The Federation)

By 2363, Caitains had also settled on the planet Kirisha, near the Alpha Persi Cluster. This planet was near the outer borders of the Regnancy of the Carnellian Throne. A brief war broke out over the Caitains' reluctance to become "slaves" of the Carnellian Throne. When the unusual Carnellian use of the word "slave" was understood, the Caitain colonists agreed to become Cohorts of the Throne. (TNG novel: The Buried Age)

In 2370 a party of Caitains visited Deep Space 9 to witness the Illumination of The Prodigal. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A Caitian Starfleet officer
Caitians (Caiti sapiens) are the native sentient felinoid species of Cait, a class M world that orbits 15 Lyncis.
15 Lyncis comes from publicity material released at the time of TAS. A later source — Deciper RPG: Starfleet Operations Manual — affirms that the Caitian homeworld is Regulus V.

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History

Cait formed its world government c. 2050 (Graham/Mandel timeline) and were admitted to the United Federation of Planets in 2181 (Star Trek Maps)

The Decipher RPG has the first meeting between Caitians and the Federation as late as 2249.

Following the destruction of Cait during a war between the Gorn Hegemony and the Kzinti Patriarchy the Caitians constructed four artificial planetoids around 15 Lyncis to serve as home for the surviving refugees. (Starfleet International)

Biology

Caitians and other felinoid/ailuroid races such as the Vedala, Eeauoians and Kzinti, as well as Lyrans, may be related.

The genetic link between at least the Caitians and Kzinti was first suggested in Star Trek Log Five. Worlds of the Federation says that Caitians are believed to have descended from a Kzinti colony.

Average heights for Caitians are 1.7 meters (males) and 1.5 meters (females). Average weights are 80-95 kgs (males) and 50-65 kgs (females). Normal body temperature range is 101-102.5 Fahrenheit. Normal pulse range is 110-130. Nornal respiration is 100. Normal blood pressure is 110/80. As of 2289, the normal life expectancies were 39.8 Terran standard years for males and 42.6 solar years for females. (Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual Supplemental), although that life expectancy had been almost doubled by medicinal advances in the 24th century. (Star Trek: Daedalus: "...Old Enemies")

Notable Caitians

During the late 2260s, M'Ress, a Caitian, was assigned to the USS Exeter and USS Enterprise as a communications officer. (TAS, Star Trek: The Animated Series Comics)

A Caitian Starfleet flag officer was seen among members of the Federation Council when that body levied charges against James T. Kirk in 2286. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Siandierra Anjulee Beautelier, captain of the USS Sovereign (NCC-75000), and her grandmother, Kyra Songseer, captain of the USS Sovereign (NCC-2505), were both Caitians. (Starfleet International)

Hrithrarr, captain of the USS Tethys (NCC-80121), is a Caitian. (Eighth Fleet RPG)

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