The Ashonas is a Maxis-made creature, present in the final game. They are sapient creatures and evolved to Space Stage. They are complex creatures, and are adept both at combat and at socializing.
When fighting, they will probably start by dazing the opponent with a weak charge attack. They can then attack with powerful bites and strikes. They have bone plates which give them more health.
When socializing, they are somewhat good singers. They are good at charming and are very good dancers. It's possible that they gained sapience by social means, since they are more adept at befriending than at extincting.