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

Classification
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All Names

  • French
    • Tortue-bo
    • Tortue-boîte de Caroline
  • English
    • Eastern Box Turtle
    • Common Box Turtle
  • Spanish
    • tortuga de Carolina
  • 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
  • German
    • Carolina-Dosenschildkröte

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

tonyg

Date

April 14, 2014

Description

First individual I've seen this year.

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

apnep

Date

April 7, 2014 03:14 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

vanmarion

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

Discovered while riding ATV's behind our camp house on Deer Park Drive.

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

tommyd

Date

April 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

damien

Date

April 12, 2014

Place

goshen, oh (Google, OSM)

Description

old injury (self amputation) from being hit by car. Mostly healed. Turtle immediately released near where found.

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

tx224

Date

April 12, 2014 08:13 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

damien

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

hit by car, died after arrival

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Date

April 7, 2014 03:37 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

dstrat28

Date

May 28, 2011

Description

Juvenile box turtle

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

amataka1

Date

April 5, 2014 10:26 AM CDT

Description

Large in palmetto lowlands

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

smcmahon297

Date

May 15, 2013

Description

I saw this turtle while walking down my street in Chapel Hill.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

lssecrist

Date

April 1, 2014 04:51 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male

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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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