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
  • 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

Observer

khimmler

Date

June 6, 2014

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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npollock66

Date

June 19, 2013

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

June 11, 2014

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What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

lwillrick

Date

February 4, 2015 04:50 PM EST

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Description

Found this female at edge of burrow. Sandy pine forest habitat within neighborhood.

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 28, 2010 09:40 AM CDT

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Description

AOR on Route 438 W of Angie, LA. Imaged only. GTS 925. UTA DC 7323-24.

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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jameswbeck

Date

June 7, 2014

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scottabos

Date

January 29, 2015

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Description

Shell was extremely brittle and fell apart when I moved it to take extra pictures.

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Eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

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drdon

Date

May 29, 2014 07:32 PM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

nationalaquarium

Date

August 8, 2013

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Description

Box turtle found walking along lower trail

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

October 1, 2012

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

wonder_al

Date

June 22, 2012 07:56 PM CDT

Place

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Description

Trail of Tears State Forest, Union County, IL

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

milopyne

Date

May 4, 2006 06:00 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not sure of exact location...

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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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