The shell on its back is chemically unstable and explodes violently if struck. The hole in its stomach is its weak point.
It gushes fire and poisonous gases from its nostrils. Its dung is an explosive substance and can be put to various uses.
It lives in volcanoes and eats sulfur and other minerals. Materials from the food it eats form the basis of its explosive shell.
Its exploding shell poses a real danger but is sensitive to moisture. On rainy days, Turtonator takes silent refuge in caves.