Beaked Monkey

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Beaked Monkey
Beaker 350.jpg
Psittarhynchus fructophagii
Base Information
Classification Herbivore/intermittent
Terrain Jungle
Locomotion Walk
Size Typical
Speed Crawl
Strength Standard
Social Structure Single or Pair
Weapons None
Armor None
Body Structure
Symmetry Bilateral
Head/Torso Head with brain/senses
Limbs & Manipulators 2 arms with paws, 2 legs
Tail 1 tail
Skeleton Bony interior
Internal Fluids Blood
Skin Furry pelt
Natural Weapons None
Body Shape
Size Typical
Stance Horizontal
Length/Height 0.75 m
Body Profile Thin
Weight 2.9 kg
Edibility No
Training Difficulty Yes
Homeworld Bularia (Spinward Marches 0430)[1]
Multi-world Yes
Canon No
Reference No results

The Beaked Monkey is a creature lifeform that is not a sophont.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Beaked Monkey (Psittarhynchus fructophagii) or Beakers (as they are sometimes called) are common on many worlds, both in the wild and in captivity. In addition, they are found on many starships as pets.

Their planet of origin is not known, but the animals can be documented as far back as far as 300 years pre-lmperial, with a range almost as widespread as at the present.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. Image of a Beaked Monkey being enjoyed as a pet.
    Psittarhynchus Fructophagii.png
  2. Image of a Beaked Monkey preparing to leap.
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  3. Image of a Beaked Monkey demonstrating its dexterous agility.
  4. Image of one of the many subspecies of beaked monkeys with a differently evolved beak.
    Beaker- BeRKA-Trav 09-Nov-2018a.jpg

Physiology & Ecology[edit]

Beaked monkeys typically weigh from 2 to 3 kilograms, and measure 60 to 75 cm in length, half of which is generally taken up by the tail. Tails are sometimes bobbed on animals kept aboard spacecraft. Beakers are covered by a short fur, most commonly brown or gray. Black is rare, and white extremely so. The skeleton and musculature follow typical Terran vertebrate norms. Respiration is accomplished by the usual paired lung arrangement, the circulatory system is closed and the heart four chambered, making the animal very similar to certain small Terran mammals such as the Squirrel Monkey.

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

The creature has two genders and reproduces conjugally. Litters are small typically with only one to three offspring. Infants and children require a significant amount of time to mature to independence. Small Beakers are vulnerable to larger predators.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

The animal's most notable feature, the beak, is formed of two bony projections from the palate and mandible, covered by horny bio-polymer. The lower third of the esophagus is extremely heavily muscled and lined with a number of tooth-like grinding structures, which break swallowed food into fragments small enough to be digested readily.

In the wild, the beaker is arboreal, and is thought to have originally subsisted on a diet of hard-shelled nuts and seeds, although specimens have been observed eating insects and other small animals. In captivity, beakers thrive on almost any available type of human food.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Some of these creatures are rumored to act as a booster for certain psionic activities, but this last ability has not been proven to the satisfaction of most authorities.

Derived Products (Goods)[edit]

The animals are quite popular as pets on starships because of their gregarious affection to almost all humans, their intelligence and their scrupulous cleanliness. Some zealous owners are known to stuff versions of their beloved pet after passing.

Some scientists feel that the creature could be a candidate for uplift and possesses many characteristics that could help it develop inot a successful proto-sophont.[2]

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) classifies the TBD as non-threatening to most sophonts and makes no special advisory regarding this creature. They are even friendly and curious.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This creature can primarily be found in the following areas:
Charted Space:

NOTES: Due to this creature's popularity as a pet, it can be found throughout Charted Space. On many worlds, the animals have escaped into the wild and established offworld populations. e.g. Vanejen where it is said to have escaped from the Imperial Research Station[1].


The homeworld of this creature is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this creature are known to be found within the following systems and worlds:

2 of 2 World articles in Beaked Monkey
Bularia  •  Vanejen  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marc Miller. Research Station Gamma (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 29.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak