Tartan is a man from Mundania. He was introduced in Ghost Writer in the Sky as a major character.
Tartan is the boyfriend of Tara.
Tartan has brown hair and brown eyes, so ordinary. He was hosted by Ted while a ghost in Xanth. He played the Trim Woodsman in "The Lizard of Waz" and the Royal Tutor in "The Princess and the Hog". His name means "commander in chief".
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.