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

Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

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What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. ornata

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

June 3, 2007

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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corbanhemphill

Date

the past

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:19 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

ctravis

Date

April 14, 2007 03:46 PM CDT

Description

This was a beautiful high-yellow male Ornate Box Turtle found crossing a dirt road near Lueder, Texas.

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What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

dfwuw

Date

December 22, 2012

Description

This is the shell of a deceased Ornate Box Turtle.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

dfwuw

Date

June 26, 2013

Description

This Ornate Box Turtle found and photographed on the grounds of the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.

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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

ctravis

Date

June 2, 2011 10:00 AM CDT

Description

Adult female crossing a road in Presidio County, Texas

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What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

ahmccall

Date

August 31, 2013 06:39 AM MST

Description

Cochise County, AZ

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What

desert box turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

Observer

ptexis

Date

September 16, 2012

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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mikaelb

Date

December 21, 2013 10:27 AM CST

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What

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

dlcarterksu

Date

July 11, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alancrowe

Date

September 18, 2013
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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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