Mexican giant musk turtle – (HERP-turtle) See facts

Name of animal-plant: Mexican giant musk turtle

Species name: Staurotypus triporcatus

Animal type: HERP

Subcategory: turtle



All animals and plants are given a species name based on a technical term in biological taxnomy. The species name consists of two words and is based on Latin.


The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs and  the second part identifies the species within the genus. In this animals case it is: Staurotypus triporcatus