|Intelligent Lifeform Index|
|Four Letter Code|
|Planet of Origin||Selay|
|Encountered||TNG: Lonely Among Us|
|Current Tech Level||N|
|List of Named Selays|
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Reptilian semi-humanoids. Selayans resemble upright bipedal serpents with two arms. Tri-digited and of average height, they apparently have a well-developed sense of smell. Their scaly skin fans up into a cobra-like hood across the back of the head and the official party of ambassadors wears loose, flowing collared gowns. It is an interesting fluke that two non-humanoid sentient species evolved concurrently in the same system, with equivalent levels of technology. The Selay and the other race in their system, the Anticans, entered hostilities as soon as they discovered each other. After several decades of contained war and uncontained hatred, both simultaneously applied for Federation membership in 2366. Federation mediators were able to resolve the conflict and both inhabited worlds are very recent additions to the Federation.