TURTLES OF TENNESSEE

Eastern Box Turtle

(Terrapene carolina)

 

Photo by Daniel Thompson

Description:

Habitat:

Life History:  

Range: Statewide

Additional Notes: In 1995, the Tennessee Herpetological Conference members worked hard to pass a bill naming the Eastern Box Turtle as our official State Reptile since it could be found distributed widely across the state.

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Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee:

 

Box Turtle Conservation/Education:

Box Turtle Educational Information

 

Photo by Scott Bolick

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 
   
   

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27 February 2018