Shepard is a man from Xanth. He was introduced in Jumper Cable.
Shepard is the husband of Phanta.
Shepard minds sheep but is cursed by the Night Stallion to butcher 10 of his flock per day. He could not escape it until he was rescued by a fair maiden or a horrendous monster. He falls in love with Phanta after she rescued him. Ram Bunctious is the head of his flock who helped him saved Phanta from Gheorge.
Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.
If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.
Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.
In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.