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

larrysnyder33

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis) Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

kmcclanahan

Date

May 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dyeany2

Date

May 21, 2015 06:44 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

April 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

barrettrp

Date

May 30, 2013 06:52 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On the side of a small road, under some power lines.

Captured to photograph and released.

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

hughdwilson

Date

May 21, 2015 10:54 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Prairie area

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

camille

Date

May 21, 2015 10:16 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed box turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

someoneperhaps

Date

May 20, 2015 05:43 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found buried slightly into grass

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

barrettrp

Date

June 20, 2009 01:10 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossed path of this feisty box turtle in a large, overgrown field.

Photo included of habitat.

It was moving along vigorously, about as fast as a box turtle can move.

Predates the opening of my eyes to turtles, so pictures could be better.

About 6" carapace, highly domed.

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Eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

lizshugart

Date

May 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

cynthiaehlinger

Date

May 15, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One live box turtle in wooded area near trail west of parking lot, south of large pines

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

camille

Date

May 19, 2015 05:56 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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