The Kowakian ape-lizard had a face and long tail similar to that of its smaller kin, the Kowakian monkey-lizards. However, it was much larger, towering over a full-grown human. It also had a very bulky and muscular build, and produced a booming roar unlike the high-pitched cackles of its smaller cousins. The creature also had short hind legs and powerful long forearms. With tusks and bristly hair running down its spine, its hide was resistant to blaster fire.
In 34 ABY, some members of Kragan Gorr's pirate gang attempted to loot a Darius G-class freighter passing through an asteroid field near the planet Castilon. However, the freighter's cargo turned out to be a Kowakian ape-lizard and several monkey-lizards. The released ape-lizard rampaged through the ship and devoured most of the pirates aside from Synara San, who managed to hide in a container. Afterwards, the Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono and the pilot Poe Dameron arrived at the crashed ship and rescued San while evading the ape-lizard.
- (First identified as Kowakian ape-lizard)