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Taurus II
Taurus II (2267)
Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Taurus II anthropoids
Location: Taurus system
Near Murasaki 312
Taurus II inhabitant

Taurus II was the inhabited second planet of the Taurus system. Classified as M class, this was the homeworld for a species of anthropoids.

The system was located near Murasaki 312, a quasar-like phenomena located 3 days away from Makus III at warp 1. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

HistoryEdit

As of stardate 2812, the planet had remained unexplored by the Federation. Long-range scans had revealed basic characteristics of this planet, such as it had an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere.

In 2267, the shuttlecraft Galileo crash landed on Taurus II while attempting to investigate the Murasaki effect. The crew, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Spock, made first contact with the inhabitants, and lost crew members Latimer and Gaetano while on the surface.

The inhabitants of Taurus II were order 480-G anthropoids, similar to lifeforms discovered on Hansen's Planet but much larger, ten to twelve feet in height. They were at approximately a stone-age level of technology, slightly less advanced than a "Folsom culture". (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

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Background informationEdit

The planet was named after the constellation Taurus. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 2nd ed., p. 499)

Taurus II was likely located in the Alpha Quadrant, based on the fact that the nearby planet Makus III, was according to The Explored Galaxy star chart located between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus, both of which were identified in DS9: "Call to Arms" as being located in the Alpha Quadrant.

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