Magma Turtle

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Magma Turtle
A Magma Turtle in Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #2
Tortoisa Vulkana[1]
Species Giant volcanic reptile
Height 30-40 feet[1]
Relations Aloe turtle (relative species)[2]
First appearance Latest appearance
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #2 Godzilla x Kong:
The Hunted

The Magma Turtle is a giant turtle superspecies that first appeared in the second issue of the 2017 Legendary Comics series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong.


The Magma Turtle's cryptozoological classification, Tortoisa Vulkana, comes from the English word "tortoise" and the Russian word for "volcano."


The Magma Turtle is a gigantic turtle covered in a rocky shell, giving it the appearance of a statue when not moving. Several palm trees grow from the top of its shell.

The Magma Turtle in Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted has numerous differences from the one in Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. The taxidermied Magma Turtle's body is fleshy and brown, similar to the Galápagos giant tortoise, and only its shell appears rock-like. Its head resembles those of snapping turtles.


The Magma Turtle is a strange species of turtle native to Skull Island. The species is indigenous to the region around Hellspring Peak, a volcano on the island. Magma Turtle eggs are laid in the heart of the volcano, where molten magma breaks through the shell and surrounds the embryo, hardening into an armored, rocky shell. As the Magma Turtle grows and matures, it returns to the volcano periodically to re-forge its shell.[1]


The Magma Turtle is a docile herbivorous creature, and does not fear predation not only because of its inedible shell, but also because of its boiling, molten lava-like blood.[1]


Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

"The Mountain Who Thunders Death"

In 1996, as Aaron Brooks and the rest of the second Monarch expedition to Skull Island explored a Dutch shipwreck on the island, a Magma Turtle was present in the distance.

Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted

The taxideremied Magma Turtle housed in Martin's island lair

A taxidermied Magma Turtle was part of Raymond Martin's collection of trophies.


Armored hide

The Magma Turtle's igneous rock shell serves as a strong armor that protects it from damage.

Heat resistance

The Magma Turtle is remarkably resistant to extreme heat. It can survive being submerged in molten magma from the moment it is still an embryo, and uses molten rock to forge its armored hide.

Molten blood

As a byproduct of its close proximity to molten magma, the Magma Turtle's bloodstream reaches furnace-like temperatures, making its blood akin to molten lava. If the Magma Turtle were to be injured by a predator, its blood would act as a potent defense mechanism to deter its attacker.




This is a list of references for Magma Turtle. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Magma Turtle Monarch profile.JPG
  2. Duffield, Brian (5 July 2023). "Same family yeah". Twitter.


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