The crystal fox we see on Crait in The Last Jedi trailer is a vulptex; A pack of them would be vulptices, and the name was developed by Pablo Hidalgo. Detailed today in Entertainment Weekly, the creatures will be both animatronic puppets and digital creations.
“They live within the burrows and within the tunnels beneath the planet,” [Creature shop head Neal] Scanlan says. “So there is a time where their ability to shine within the darkness, should provide a guiding light to our heroes.”
StarWars.com is confirming that the penguin/puffin creatures we saw in The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes feature are indeed called porgs.
Pablo Hidalgo sheds a little bit of light on the species – they are native to Ahch-To, can fly, and the babies are called porglets. We can only hope that a nature documentary makes it onto the Blu-ray.
We first heard the term from Making Star Wars back in April. The concept art may also confirm that some of the porgs have orange coloring – though we can’t be sure until we see them on screen.