Skeletal_muscles are named using these criteria: the direction of the muscle fibers, the relative size of the muscle, the location of the muscle, the number of origins, the location of the origin and insertion, the shape of the muscle and the specific action that the muscle performs.
There are various types of skeletal muscle actions, including prime_movers (agonists), antagonists, synergists, and fixators.
The dissection of the cat muscles will familiarize you with the general organization of mammalian skeletal muscles.
(1) The sartorius and gracilis are the superficial muscles of the anteromedial thigh.
(2) The gluteus_medius is the largest of the gluteus muscles, and runs beneath the tensor_fascia_latae on the posteriolateral thigh.
(3) The gluteus_maximus is larger in humans and smaller in cats. The gluteus medius is actually the largest of the gluteal muscles in the cat.