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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What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. ornata

Observer

garynewgord

Date

July 27, 2015 09:18 AM CDT

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Description

Terrapene ornate ornata

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Square

What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

taylorcarlson

Date

July 25, 2015 09:06 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. ornata

Observer

taylorcarlson

Date

July 24, 2015 08:09 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

zlotnik

Date

July 22, 2015 09:21 AM CDT

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Square

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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johnwilliams

Date

July 14, 2015

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Square

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

b787h599

Date

July 21, 2015 11:48 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

connorj

Date

July 21, 2015 09:07 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

nicolebrown

Date

June 3, 2015

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Description

Saved from the dogs in my backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

zenb

Date

July 10, 2015

Place

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Description

As I was walking down a dirt jeep trail, following the completion of a Yellow-billed cuckoo survey, I saw this box turtle quickly moving into the brush. With not enough time to take out my ruler, I took a couple of photos. He confused me at first because, though he had the red eyes and head of a box turtle, I didn't see the heavy markings of an ornate box turtle.

It was about 11 a.m., and had rained the previous evening. The turtle was about 8" long. Appeared to be a male. This was a casual observation.

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

russellm08

Date

July 16, 2015 09:35 AM CDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

russellm08

Date

July 16, 2015 09:28 AM CDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

russellm08

Date

July 16, 2015 09:13 AM CDT

Place

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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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