Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Terrapene carolina
    • Cistudo carolina
    • Cistudo major
    • Cistudo mexicana
    • Cistudo triunguis
    • Cistudo yucatana
    • Emys tritentaculata
    • Terrapene bauri
    • Terrepene carolina
    • Testudo carolina
    • Testudo caroliniana
    • Testudo clausa
    • Testudo irregulata
  • English
    • Common Box Turtle
    • Eastern Box Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue-boîte de Caroline
    • Tortue-bo
    • Tortue boîte de l’Est
    • tortue boîte
    • tortue tabatière
  • German
    • Carolina-Dosenschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga de caja
  • Maya Peninsular
    • Xkok ak

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Recent observations

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

cwwood

Date

November 15, 2016 12:55 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

jrbardwell

Date

December 8, 2016 03:39 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Individual was found in a firebreak, under a yaupon shrub, exposed. Placed in created soil den and covered with oak leaves.

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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jbeaton74

Date

September 11, 2016 12:19 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

doug6428

Date

December 1, 2016 01:47 PM EST

Description

Seen crossing TN 90. Sunny, cool conditions. Temperature 50F. Heavy rain night before.

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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loura

Date

November 17, 2016 11:54 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

andrewdavies9000

Date

November 29, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Date

May 11, 2016 01:25 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Female turtle found laying eggs

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

brushfreeman

Date

April 22, 2007 11:39 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

brian115

Date

June 16, 2015 07:57 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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maggidy

Date

November 25, 2016 03:23 PM EST

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

mperdicas

Date

May 8, 2008 12:44 PM EDT

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

robinakirk

Date

May 9, 2015 07:14 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The common box turtle (Terrapene carolina) is a species of box turtle with six existing subspecies. It is found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. The box turtle has a distinctive hinged lowered shell (the box) that allows it to completely enclose itself. Its upper jaw is long and curved.

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Conservation Summary

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