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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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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ashleytubbs

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May 18, 2015

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

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travisdimler

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May 16, 2015 10:12 AM CDT

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

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travisdimler

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May 16, 2015 09:38 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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toby

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May 16, 2015 04:10 PM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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toby

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May 16, 2015 04:07 PM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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djwright68

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May 14, 2015 04:48 PM CDT

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Male

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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djwright68

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April 24, 2015 03:47 PM CDT

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Male

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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johnkarges

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May 13, 2015 07:10 PM CDT

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Adult AOR with rangelands on both sides of highway. Removed to vegetated shoulder in the direction it was headed.
N33.16684 W-101.87874

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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johnkarges

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May 13, 2015 04:26 PM CDT

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Adult alive on road but flipped over by vehicle collision. Animal removed to onto vegetated shoulder. Natural rangelands close by as well as vegetated road shoulder.
N33.29926 W-102.81847

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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johnkarges

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May 13, 2015 03:50 PM CDT

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Large ancient magnficent adult alive on road when first seen. I made a u-turn to photo, GPS and remove the turtle in front an oncoming truck, and as I was trying to flash headlights and point at the turtle, the driver was watching me and crushed the turtle. Wretched, and I here I was trying to save the animal from harm.
N33.41124 W-102.81941

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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toby

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May 14, 2015 10:07 AM CDT

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Western Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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shelbyfrizzell

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May 4, 2015 11:55 AM CDT

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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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