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

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All Names

  • 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

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

connorj

Date

April 7, 2015 11:36 AM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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sambuel77

Date

April 26, 2015 11:42 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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damien

Date

April 20, 2015

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Description

injured wild box turtle

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Square

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April 25, 2015

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Terrepene carolina Terrapene carolina

Observer

croelke

Date

April 21, 2015 08:48 AM CDT

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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someoneperhaps

Date

April 23, 2015 05:50 PM CDT

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Description

Small split in shell above neck

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eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

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benttandem

Date

April 23, 2015 07:41 AM CDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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paulo

Date

April 13, 2015 06:24 PM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

April 14, 2015 03:21 PM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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tchristensen

Date

April 21, 2015

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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andrewdavies9000

Date

April 21, 2015

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

khimmler

Date

April 21, 2015

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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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