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The Proximans were a rodent-like species from Proxima 2.
They were white, stubby-haired creatures. They were semi-intelligent, and were an empathic telepathic species of social animals, with a type of primitive group mind described by the Eighth Doctor as a co-ordination. They lived in nests.
When the the Face-Eater was destroyed, the Proximans ceased to be telepathic or part of a gestalt, thus dooming them to extinction. (The Face-Eater)