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
  • German
    • Carolina-Dosenschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • tortuga de Carolina

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

kotenburg

Date

August 25, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

rmarusak

Date

July 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seemed to be laying eggs. I was in an open field, and its tail was above a small opening it the ground, which was almost filled with water. Turtle fled when I approached to investigate.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

rmarusak

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossing the road.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

rmarusak

Date

June 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wandering the corridor of my apartment complex, which happens to be next to a city park, Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake, and near White Rock Lake. Although I spotted it on a concrete slab, It was located near a prairie/grassland, from which it apparently wandered and to which I returned it.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

swschuette

Date

June 19, 2014 09:37 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

jwhittle

Date

August 20, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

treegrow

Date

August 14, 2014 11:06 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Terrapene carolina. Lovettsville, Virginia, USA

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

kotenburg

Date

August 13, 2014 11:56 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

damien

Date

August 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

hit by car, beak fracture

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

musicwolf

Date

July 21, 2014 06:50 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

lg_price

Date

August 9, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found this in the woods of this park next to a dry stream. The woods are mixed old Short-leaf pine, Sweet Gum and other hardwoods.

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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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