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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

hkbailey

Date

July 23, 2014 05:49 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

michael_morin

Date

July 29, 2014 11:11 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis

Observer

rlasiter

Date

July 29, 2014 08:20 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found near boardwalk triangle.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

logan516

Date

July 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Had damage to the rear, left plastron and marginal carapace. When receding into shell, the leg was still exposed due to the damage.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

floracliff

Date

the past

Place

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (Google, OSM)

Description

Emydidae | box turtle

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

nvarvel

Date

July 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

ezmurtaugh

Date

May 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found this box turtle carapace off the boardwalk near Lonesome Lock south of Boston. Two weeks later I found a live box turtle an eighth of a mile north (photo posted earlier)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 26, 2014 02:35 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

jcombs

Date

July 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Shell damaged, likely by a car

Photos / Sounds

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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

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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.

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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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