this was the name given to the species of huge, sentient beasts of which the ancient Jedi Master Thon was a member. It was chosen by the Old Republic's Bureau of Xenology, although Thon never accepted the term. He remained silent about his species' origins, but told his closest peers that he was from a planet in the Unknown Regions. The Wharl were large, quadripedal creatures with thick armor plating and large, clawed feet. Sharp, bony spikes protect their shoulders and their jaws. Later xenobiologists named this species Tchuukthai.