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

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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

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

asherah29

Date

May 5, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found on the Eagle Trail at Arkansas Post

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

krechmer

Date

May 4, 2016 01:08 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

danielle17

Date

May 4, 2016 05:35 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Date

May 2, 2016 06:07 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Kaitlyn 5 greenlee

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

kathelma

Date

May 4, 2016 10:14 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Date

April 23, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eastern Box Turtle found near park entrance.

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

kathelma

Date

May 4, 2016 10:11 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

treeder86

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One very uncooperative box turtle.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

jennings85

Date

April 26, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

cathborthiant

Date

April 27, 2016 12:57 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ryanandrews

Date

May 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Moved off road.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

ethan8

Date

July 20, 2015 01:28 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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