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 caja
  • Maya Peninsular
    • Xkok ak

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

septemberone

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This turtle has been coming to my back door for 3 years. She loves bread I feed the birds. She eats so much I think she will be sick.
She also likes watermelon but not as much as the bread.

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

kdm2k

Date

November 27, 2014 05:11 PM EST

Place

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

lemony

Date

August 22, 2014 12:47 PM HST

Place

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Description

A beautiful turtle that is very quick!

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 23, 1997

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

AOR adult on State Route 9 South of Red Hook. Imaged only. GTS 345. KU CT 11970. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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What

Terrapene yucatana Terrapene carolina ssp. yucatana

Observer

criptodiros

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Registro de Calderón Mandujano.

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What

Terrapene yucatana Terrapene carolina ssp. yucatana

Observer

criptodiros

Date

June 12, 2010

Place

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Description

Espécimen en cautiverio en la escénica de Campeche.

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Date

September 29, 2014

Place

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

camelcreek

Date

May 19, 2012

Place

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Description

hatchling box turtle found in my garden. took a few pictures and returned it to where I found, never saw again

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 12, 2014 09:37 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

camelcreek

Date

May 13, 2014

Place

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

May 18, 2013 08:10 PM CDT

Place

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Description

Missing his left eye and doing just fine!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

August 11, 2008

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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