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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What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

susanelliott

Date

February 2, 2016

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

shstuddard

Date

June 13, 2015

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Description

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Terrapene
Species: T. carolina
Subspecies: T. c. carolina

North Carolina's official state reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle.

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

wesleyneely

Date

May 9, 2015

Place

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Description

Found walking through a predominantly hardwood forest, close to a beaver-made pond.

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What

Gulf Coast Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. major

Observer

anewman

Date

September 14, 2010

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What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

dwakefield

Date

January 25, 2016

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

falcon427

Date

October 21, 2015

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Photos / Sounds

What

Gulf Coast Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. major

Observer

dmh

Date

November 19, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Bluebonnet Nature Center boardwalk

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

catabbott

Date

July 5, 2008

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Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

January 19, 2016 01:46 PM EST

Place

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What

Gulf Coast Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. major

Observer

jerrod

Date

January 18, 2016 08:52 PM CST

Place

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Description

[Terrapene Carolina-major] JACKSON COUNTY MISSISSIPPI (cracked/chipped shell near head) 100%identified (male) males have red iris.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

falcon427

Date

October 6, 2015

Place

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Description

observed in the wild

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

jrbardwell

Date

May 21, 2013 03:24 PM CDT

Place

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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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