Globally near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Spanish
    • Tortuga apestosa
    • tortuga adornada
    • tortuga de caja del desierto
  • English
    • Western Box Turtle
    • Ornate Box Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue-bo
    • Tortue-boîte Ornée Commune
  • Scientific Names
    • Terrapene ornata
    • Cistudo ornata
  • Unknown
    • Ornate Box Turtle

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Recent observations

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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kforks

Date

July 3, 2015 05:05 PM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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cindylcobb5

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July 2, 2008

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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zenb

Date

June 30, 2015

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Description

As I was finishing a Yellow-billed cuckoo survey, heading to my truck I saw this turtle crossing the road; however, he had stopped in the middle. Of course I understand we're not to handle wildlife but I did move it to the side of the road to which he was heading.

Feisty turtle hissed at me the entire time I carried him!

UTM coordinates: NAD 83 12S 0534253E 3620438N, east side of the San Pedro River outside of Mammoth AZ.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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eurycea4u

Date

June 27, 2015 05:39 PM CDT

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Description

Observed on private ranch approximately 12 miles NE of Dickens, TX. Photos are geo-referenced. Land owner gave permission to publish observation in writing.
S. Robertson

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tholling

Date

June 27, 2015 09:00 AM CDT

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Description

mature ornate box turtle in center of county road was relacated to savanna area nearby known to have a population of ornate box turtles

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tobler

Date

June 29, 2015

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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jadamazing09

Date

June 30, 2015 09:07 AM CDT

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Description

Found after strong thunderstorm.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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quartzite13

Date

June 26, 2015 08:03 PM CDT

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Description

moved off of Hwy 17

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

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jrotzeke

Date

June 28, 2015 07:18 PM MDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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john_craft

Date

June 8, 2015 06:47 PM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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bryonlichtenhan

Date

June 25, 2015 03:08 PM MDT

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Description

Crossing Leslie Canyon Road going east.

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

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tom79848

Date

June 25, 2015 08:37 PM CDT

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Description

Found stuck between two fences he is dehydrated and under weight. Going to rehab with a soaking, watermelon,kale and bugs

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Description from Wikipedia

Terrapene ornata is a species of North American box turtle sometimes referred to as the western box turtle or ornate box turtle.

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Conservation Summary

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