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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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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eattaway92

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July 25, 2016 05:57 PM CDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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stigmergy

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July 4, 2016 03:07 PM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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salernogolf

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July 24, 2016 10:43 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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lancedj

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June 29, 2016 04:06 PM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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lisam

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July 24, 2016 11:24 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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fgable01

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June 25, 2016

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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beepboop

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May 24, 2013 09:16 AM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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beepboop

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May 24, 2013 09:17 AM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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beepboop

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May 26, 2013 01:21 PM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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ctinkle51

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July 23, 2016 12:29 PM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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amy36

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July 18, 2016 04:58 PM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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daniel_folds

Date

May 12, 2016 12:06 PM 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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