- "Yeah, Chewie, I can see the kid's hurt. After going one on one with a "Cat", he's lucky to be alive"
- ―Han Solo, shortly after Luke Skywalker's encounter with Catumen on Tirahnn
Catumen were sapient felinoids known for the fierce mercenary warriors of their species. Catuman warriors were raised in the arts of warfare from birth, and were said to be among the deadliest killers in the galaxy.
Several Catuman warriors served as the bodyguards of Kharys, the Majestrix of Skye, and ruthlessly hunted down Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa on Tirahnn as part of the Majestrix's scheme to locate Han Solo.
Behind the scenes
In the canceled novella Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon, the Catumen are among the Firstborn races and many felinoid species like the Farghul or the Zygerrians are considered to be offspring of the Catumen. 
- Lone Wolf: A Tale of Obi-Wan and Luke
- Star Wars Annual (1977) 1 (First appearance)
- Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon (Canceled novella)