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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Desert Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. luteola

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dracorjc

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August 27, 2015 09:35 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ssp. ornata

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travisdimler

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August 25, 2015 08:59 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tlove-chezem

Date

August 18, 2015

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Description

This turtle was seen while hiking through a dry wash near Cienega Creek on Las Cienegas NCA. It was about 7 am when observed.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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liapun312

Date

June 6, 2015

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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liapun312

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August 19, 2015 01:37 PM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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azlobo

Date

August 2, 2015

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Description

Per AZ regulations, did not handle or otherwise harass / stress the animal, whose species is listed as Protected in AZ, to get measurements, etc.

Red eyes and faded streaks indicate a mature male, per Reptiles and Amphibians of AZ field guide.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tx224

Date

August 15, 2015 09:21 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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bl1977

Date

August 14, 2015 07:35 PM CDT

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Description

Looks like ornate but not sure if it is common My two dogs got to it before me but I think it will be ok

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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lseman

Date

August 12, 2015 09:08 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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dhalter

Date

August 9, 2015

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Had a small chunk missing from carapace above back left leg. Appeared to be an old wound as the edges were smooth, not jagged.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tess2

Date

July 28, 2015 08:01 AM MDT

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Male

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

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tess2

Date

August 11, 2015 03:43 PM MDT

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Male ornate box turtle (subspecies desert box turtle)

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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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