Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Maya Peninsular
    • Xkok ak
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga de caja
  • 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

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

September 29, 2014

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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camelcreek

Date

May 19, 2012

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Description

hatchling box turtle found in my garden. took a few pictures and returned it to where I found, never saw again

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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chrisgoforth

Date

September 12, 2014 09:37 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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camelcreek

Date

May 13, 2014

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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ashleytubbs

Date

May 18, 2013 08:10 PM CDT

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Description

Missing his left eye and doing just fine!

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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johnwilliams

Date

August 11, 2008

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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ashleytubbs

Date

April 26, 2013 08:15 PM CDT

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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ashleytubbs

Date

April 23, 2012 10:55 AM CDT

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

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lisdola

Date

October 27, 2014 06:08 PM CDT

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eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

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lincoln

Date

July 30, 2014 03:12 PM EDT

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Description

Mature oak hickory forest

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

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lincoln

Date

August 1, 2014 01:36 PM EDT

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Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

mojavejohnson

Date

the past

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Description

I've seen Florida box tortoises many times in the wild, in Everglades National Park, Osceola National Forest, Ocala National Forest, and several other places in Florida.

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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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