The official name for Skeleturtle, "Mystery Bones of Infant Island," is a translation of the name for the creature found in a 2012 toy of it, which reads "Infanto-jima no kai kotsu." Skeleturtle is a fanmade nickname, created by Chris Mirjahangir of Toho Kingdom, before the official name was known. The other nickname for the creature, "Kame no Gaikotsu," was created by Miles Imhoff, also from Toho Kingdom. Officially licensed t-shirts featuring Skeleturtle that were sold in Japan refer to the creature in English as "Infant Island's Kai Kotsu."
Skeleturtle is purely white and gray, with black eyes, and a bland, pale shell with no visible scutes. It has a fairly long neck, and very short limbs, which have tiny bone fragments visible.
Skeleturtle's direct origins are unknown, but it's possible that it was either a turtle mutated by radiation on Infant Island or a turtle of an unknown species.
Skeleturtle made a very short appearance on Mothra vs. Godzilla, lasting only about 38 seconds on screen and in the background. It was found on Infant Island, which had a lot of radiation and lifeless skeletons lying around. None of the characters ever directly interact with or notice it.
ComicsInfant Island running from the battle between Mothra and Battra in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #19.
- Main article: Skeleturtle/Gallery.
- Skeleturtle is one of four minor Showa era monsters, who include the Giant Lizard, the Giant Octopus, the Giant Condor, the Giant Sea Serpent, and Skeleturtle, to have received an official toy. The others are the Giant Octopus, the Giant Condor and the Giant Sea Serpent, with the Giant Lizard having no toy.
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