|Native Species:||Taurus II anthropoids|
Near Murasaki 312
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")
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.