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

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

thall

Date

June 27, 2014 08:12 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) Terrapene carolina

Observer

ctracey

Date

May 22, 2007 09:51 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

July 19, 2014 09:11 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in the middle of the road. My little cousins saved it and moved it to a safer location nearby.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This was the largest box turtle I have ever seen. 8 inches front to back across the carapace. The plastron measured 7.25 inches front edge to rear edge. Picked up on highway between passing cars and released in safe spot nearby.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This gal (green eyes instead of red eyes) was crossing a major highway. I was able to get stopped and get the the turtle off the road and into a safer area after a few photos.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

damien

Date

July 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

hit by car, died after intake

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

cschalk86

Date

July 16, 2014 07:08 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male found crossing Avent Ferry road after a night of heavy rainfall.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

christopher

Date

July 12, 2014 10:57 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 9, 2013 03:33 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed in deciduous woodland. Found in Orange County, New York just north of the NJ border. GPS from image slightly inaccurate.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

justjohn

Date

July 15, 2014

Place

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ekabay

Date

July 11, 2014 08:45 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

the past

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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