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

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

karin13

Date

August 29, 2016 12:50 AM EDT

Description

Scuttled to grassy patch and retracted into shell.

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

matt82

Date

August 30, 2016 04:59 PM EDT

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ryanm2

Date

August 30, 2016 09:41 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

sarracenia

Date

August 27, 2016 01:33 PM EDT

Description

Seemingly attracted to stinky crab bait, the turtle moved around this crab pot and investigated from at least 2 sides. Released alive in back yard.

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

gldearman

Date

August 20, 2016 11:44 AM EDT

Description

She's all boxed up because my dogs found her before I did, but she's fine. I led the dogs away and she had disappeared into the brush within five minutes.

Gender is not apparent in this photo, but I know the turtle is female, because she was upside-down when I found her. Also, this is a known turtle who lives on my property, and whom I've encountered numerous times.

I know she's Terrapene carolina. But is she T. carolina carolina or T. carolina major? Or an intergrade? I live near the border of the two subspecies's ranges.

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

iseenature

Date

June 13, 2016 07:44 PM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

theresaa4

Date

August 29, 2016 10:01 AM EDT

Description

Female

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

chinquapin

Date

August 27, 2016 03:41 PM CDT

Description

Box turtle

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

birderkelly

Date

August 28, 2016 10:13 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

iseenature

Date

July 13, 2016 08:50 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

iseenature

Date

June 15, 2016 06:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

bugbear

Date

August 28, 2016 10:54 AM CDT

Description

tiny turtle probably this year's hatching

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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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