Zap is a female griffin from Xanth. She was introduced in Esrever Doom as a major character.
Zap has hide the color of shoe polish and talks by painting words on hide. She is cursed with a soul that makes her pacifistic and a vegetarian. She was tempted with Germane by Fornax.
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.