Paimin were accidentally discovered in a rain forest on their homeworld 1.9 millon years ago, during a routine survey.

They are 1.5 to 1.7 metres tall bipeds. Their heads are reminiscent of an elephant because of the prehensile trunk. Paimin heads falre out into a large neck-shield covering puffy air-slits. Colouring ranges from light taupe to lime green.

Well adapted to serve as delegates for the Thennanin. Often fluent in many languages. They portray a stoic poker-face, then suddenly appear puppy-dog friendly, often taking you off guard.

Sources: Contacting Aliens, An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, The Uplift War, GURPS Uplift,