These are the races/groups of Galactic Era.

Races are a single species represented with an image of such a being.

Groups are many different species working together. They are represented by a logo or coat of arms instead.

For game purposes races and groups are the same thing.

Alliance of Light/Darkness
Anchara Coalition
Annunaki
Avians
Dracos
Felines
Greys
Galactic Confederation/Empire
ICC
Nordic Humanoids
Mantids
Orion Republic/Empire
Progenitors
Rogue AI
Yowies