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

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  • French
    • tortue tabatière
    • tortue boîte
    • Tortue boîte de l’Est
    • Tortue-boîte de Caroline
    • Tortue-bo
  • 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
  • German
    • Carolina-Dosenschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga de caja
  • Maya Peninsular
    • Xkok ak

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

jmarchal

Date

May 23, 2014 05:19 PM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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rideacarr

Date

March 24, 2015 05:51 PM EDT

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

ksmith

Date

March 17, 2015 12:09 PM CDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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aranholt

Date

March 14, 2015

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Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

marlo

Date

July 24, 2009

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Description

Florida Box Turtle

Stranded in our pool.

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

olgaortiz

Date

October 6, 2014

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Description

I found this little guy as I was watering my plants. I'm wondering if there could be others still around. Any help on identifying it would be greatly appreciated!

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Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

marlo

Date

March 18, 2015

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Description

Florida box turtle

A subspecies of turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. Terrapene carolina bauri Taylor, 1895 is endemic to the U.S. state of Florida and the extreme southeastern portion of Georgia. It can be found in damp environments, such as wetlands, marshlands, and near swamps, but usually does not enter water deep enough to swim.

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

msieges

Date

March 18, 2015

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

April 6, 2009 01:51 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

DOR on US 1. Imaged only. GTS 675. UTA DC 7254.

Second image shows some habitat at site of observation.

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

gnelso02

Date

March 8, 2015

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Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

toby

Date

February 25, 2015 11:45 AM CST

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 24, 2010 02:26 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Old adult female. GTS 922. Imaged only.

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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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