The climbing tauntaun was a subspecies of tauntaun which originated on the planet of Hoth. Known as the smallest of its species, it had the two upward curving horns that met just above the top its head and used its wide paws studded with heavy claws to climb glaciers and caves. It subsisted on a diet of lichens and moss.
- Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (First mentioned)
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide (First identified as climbing tauntaun)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 21 (HOT7-8, Hoth - Animals)