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

Classification
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  • French
    • tortue tabatière
    • tortue boîte
    • Tortue boîte de l’Est
    • Tortue-boîte de Caroline
    • Tortue-bo
  • 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
  • German
    • Carolina-Dosenschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga de caja
  • Maya Peninsular
    • Xkok ak

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

mustardlypig

Date

August 30, 2015 07:13 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was crossing the road after an overnight shower of 0.06". Found entering the road from a wooded area with leaf litter.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

coatlicue

Date

May 11, 2012 12:02 AM EDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

andrewdubois

Date

May 5, 2015 01:23 PM CDT

Place

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Description

Turtle's eyes were swollen and its nose bubbled with nasal discharge when it breathed. Found in bottomland hardwood forest.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

May 25, 2008 07:53 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

August 10, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

sandysdad

Date

August 26, 2015 09:29 AM EDT

Place

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Description

box turtle alone boardwalk trail in wetlands

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

liapun312

Date

August 26, 2015 03:11 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 21, 2015

Place

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Description

Woke up early to go birdwatching with some other nature center folks... We didn't see many birds, but the naturalist never has a failed walk! :)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 20, 2015

Place

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Description

I guess this is an eastern box turtle, but I'm not totally certain... Looks like it was someone's meal...

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

garyhartman7528

Date

August 25, 2015 03:19 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eastern Box Turtle

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

August 11, 2015

Place

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Description

An Eastern Box Turtle in the woods. This shy individual was found by my sister in the woods we were exploring. We placed him near a tree on the mossy ground where he remained tucked away in his shell as we explored the area. When we returned to see if he was still where we left him, we found that he was gone :)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

patrick13

Date

August 23, 2015 01:49 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walked up to our back porch during a brief rain storm

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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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