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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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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kennylarocca

Date

September 30, 2016 10:48 PM EDT

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Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

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elizabeth94

Date

September 30, 2016 01:39 PM EDT

Description

Found 2 of these little turtles in my box turtle enclosure. What are they?

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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knightda

Date

September 29, 2016 01:57 PM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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lisam

Date

September 29, 2016 11:33 AM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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lisam

Date

September 23, 2016 08:48 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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lisam

Date

September 23, 2016 08:47 AM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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smballou

Date

September 17, 2016 10:47 AM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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michaelskvarla

Date

May 12, 2016 11:55 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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September 28, 2016 10:44 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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friluftsliv

Date

September 28, 2016 07:52 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

sarracenia

Date

September 27, 2016 12:24 PM EDT

Description

I like how the yellow stripes of his carapace continue onto his little noggin.

And his bright orange eyes are so cool!

Concave plastron.

Found by dog and buried under pine straw. Turtle released unharmed.

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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kevinemetcalf

Date

September 27, 2016 02:15 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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