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These are the species in and related to Xanth that have been introduced. Not all species are listed.



The humanoids of Xanth are the remains of what is left of the original human settlements. The first humans in Xanth were so warped by its magic that they changed or were changed through carelessness.


There are many magical animals in Xanth such as magical cats, tigers, and other felines; dogs and wolves; horses and donkeys; cows, oxen, and other bovines; gnus, goats, sheep, and yaks; birds such as hummingbirds, parakeets, and storks; fish such as bass, piranhas, and sturgeons; insects such as ants, bees, butterflies, and flies; snakes and other serpents; along with various bats, bears, gators, mice, pigs, spiders, and voles.

The animals may be small or much larger than is in Mundania. Some may have more legs or tails. There may be crossbreed animals, such as a donkey with wings. There are several animal and human crossbreeds that have become fixtures in Xanth such as centaurs, fauns, merfolk, and harpies.



A dragon is a huge reptilian creature with wings. At one time there were only three types of dragons: fire-breathers, smokers, and steamers. These dragons were soulless. These were introduced in A Spell for Chameleon.

In Currant Events, it is found that the soulless dragons are dying off. 3,125 new species were brought from Dragon World to repopulate to Xanth.

These new dragons come with five traits in five categories.

A firedrake is a relatively small, ornate, fire-breathing dragon. They were introduced in Heaven Cent.

Dream horses

The night mares are black as night female horses who deliver bad dreams to worthy sleepers. They are lead by the Night Stallion. There is only one Night Stallion at a time usually, as the Night Stallion kills competitors. He will even kill day stallions.

The day mares are brightly colored female horses who deliver good dreams and day dreams to worthy sleepers. They are lead by the Day Stallion.

From the Gourd

There are many species and creatures that come from the Gourd


A crossbreed is a creature born of parents of different species.

Some of the craziest crossbreeds come from Cone where everyone and everything is a crossbreed.


The merfolk are creatures with the heads and torsos of humans and the tails of fish. They include mermaids, merwomen, and mermen. Mermen swim in either fresh or sea water. Mermaids are fresh water creatures, and merwomen are sea water creatures.


There are many weres in Xanth that are the result of crossbreeding. There are werecats, werecentaurs, a weredolphin, weredragons, a werehorse, werewolves, and a wericorn.

Machines and Robots

Other creatures and monsters


Xanth has a few undead species: ghosts, vampires, and zombies.


A changebreed is a creature born one species but transformed into another. For example, humans and centaurs are approached to be transformed into alicentaurs to help establish the species.