Common box turtle

other common box turtles they have a dorsal keel or ridge running along the carapace above the spine; and the plastron tends to be relatively plain. Like triunguis they have only three toes on their hind feet. Like major the rear marginal scutes are often flared. More

Common Box Turtle to distinguish it from the other five subspecies of Eastern box turtles. Shell of Many Colors: Eastern box turtles have a high, dome-like shell and a hinged plastron that allows total shell closure. More

themselves from the common box turtle by having a yellow line on the ridge of their shell and a pattern of lines on their shell underneath. This turtle also tend to be more pugnacious than the other varieties. More

Common box turtles are predominantly terrestrial reptiles that are often seen early in the day, or after rain, when they emerge from the shelter of rotting leaves, logs, or a mammal burrow to forage. More

The common box turtle, a popular pet in the southern areas of the USA due to its commonality in the wild. There are many varieties: * The Common Eastern Box Turtle: 4-6 inches long w/high domed shell. More

But look out ! The common box turtle is endangered. And not just because of road-kill. Tens of thousands are being snatched up by wildlife traders paying a buck to farmers and kids for each turtle, which can fetch $50 and up in European pet stores. More

The Common Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) has more variation in color, size, shell shape and habitat use, than any other Southeastern turtle. More

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The Common Box Turtle is found from southern Maine to Georgia, and westward to Illinois. There are several other subspecies of Easten Box Turtles (see map). More

Common names

box turtle in English - English
common box turtle in English - English
eastern box turtle in English - English
florida box turtle in English - English
Gewone doosschildpad in Dutch - Nederlands
Terapena karolińska in Polish - polski
Terrapene carolina in Spanish - español
tortue tabatière in French - français
Tortue-boîte de caroline in French - français
Tortuga de Carolina in Spanish - español
yucatana: Yucatan Box Turtle in English - English
Черепаха коробчатая из Каролины in Russian - русский язык

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Order : Testudines
Family : Emydidae
Genus : Terrapene
Species : Terrapene carolina
Authority : LINNAEUS 1758