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

liapun312

Date

June 25, 2016 04:21 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

nancyed

Date

June 24, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

realemill

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Date

June 26, 2016 02:53 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

scadwell

Date

June 26, 2016 10:37 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

luke_pearson

Date

September 22, 2012

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

maryejohnson

Date

June 8, 2016 08:34 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

loriannkayaker

Date

September 29, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

joannamckasy

Date

June 25, 2016 02:29 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One came through my yard last year around the same time. This was a very healthy-looking Florida box turtle. It took a rust underneath a large Sago in some wood chips.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

conuropsis

Date

July 3, 2012 06:15 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large adult.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

steveo54

Date

June 17, 2016 08:49 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

asherah29

Date

June 24, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found 7:33 in the morning on side of trail. Female, was eating a mushroom.

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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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