Sorry about the title, I know it sounds a little confusing but it's difficult to describe. Let's see if I can explain.
Currently in my work in progress I have what is currently called "Shadow Races". It is basically a group of different Races/species (think Warlocks, Dwarves, Elves etc) but all called under this one name. For example "I knew the other Shadow Races..." The best thing I can relate it to is that we're all called humans, or animals. I hope you get what I'm trying to portray. Anyways, it lists a specific group of these races, but not all of the races in the world. Yes, I know I'm using Races a lot. That's what I need help with. I don't want it to be Shadow Races. The 'Races' part was always meant to be a placeholder until I found something better, but so far I'm seriously stumped. Sometimes I refer to them as Shadow Creatures, but that's obviously not right either.
It's so frustrating. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out with a different name. I've looked up different ways to say both Races and Creatures and nothing stuck. Thanks in advance.