Originally Posted by horatio
I thought Vulcan is supposed to be in the 40 Eridiani systme. Ther precise location of systems is always a bit vague in Trek and during DS9 one always heard Alpah Quadrant vs. Dominion, but I think it is less ambiguous that the Klingon and Romulan Star Empire are partly located in the Beta Quadrant, while Federation space is also there but more in the Alpha Quadrant.
also puts Vulcan in the Beta Quadrant, as defined by the 24th century four-slice map of the galaxy. Also, large parts of the Klingon and Romulan empires exist in the Beta, though their 'headquarters' are both in the Alpha.
At any rate, however one defines the Beta Quadrant, there were certainly many lifeforms and species from it in the TOS era, so this new alien's origins there don't seem to contradict anything.