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

Classification
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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

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A lady had called me and asked what do to with this box turtle they found in the yard... Since they have a few dogs and didn't want it to be eaten, they asked me if they could relocate it to the park. Since we've spotted another of the same species at the park, I had no issue with it. :)

She left it some food as a "house warming gift." :)

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

June 26, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

treeder86

Date

June 5, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

s_sinyard12

Date

June 28, 2015 12:30 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eastern box turtle. Diet consists of herbs and earthworms. Too slow to catch insects or other small animals.

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

johnfraser

Date

April 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I found this 3-Toed Box Turtle crossing a county road, on a cloudy, cool, 68F day, at 11:35am.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

botany08

Date

June 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Location: CVNP south of Ohio Turnpike. Near Stumpy Basin.
Found in upland forest on steep slope, eroded. Found two more turtles as I walked along the slope.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

madore27

Date

June 20, 2015 11:42 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ohsanctuary

Date

June 27, 2015 11:21 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Bright orange legs orange eyes down below haircut trail

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ohsanctuary

Date

June 27, 2015 10:59 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Haircut

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

tonyj

Date

June 27, 2015 07:51 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri

Observer

willglasshusain

Date

June 23, 2015 10:01 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

enderskye

Date

June 24, 2015 09:25 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Meandered up to my porch amongst mulchy leaves near a small pond.

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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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