Terrapene carolina triunguis (3 toed Box Turtle) lives in the Mississippi River Valley from northern Missouri southward across southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma into south-central Texas; and southeastward across western.
scientific literature on the ornate box turtle (Terrapene. Testudines, Family Emydidae, Genus Terrapene. Terrapene carolina carolina emigrated from large from hibernation and continues until ovulation and
top of page Three-toed Box Tortoise Terrapene carolina triunguis These come from the Southern states in the middle part of the U.S.A. Box tortoises have hinged portions of the plastron [the under part of the shell] which enables.
The subspecies Terrapene carolina triunguis is particularly distinctive as most males have a bright red head (4)
Terrapene carolina carolina (Linnaeus, 1758), T. carolina bauri Taylor, 1895, T. carolina triunguis (Agassiz, 1857), T. carolina major (Agassiz, 1857),
The various races of Terrapene carolina intergrade. Hyde, D.A. 1999. Special animal abstract for Terrapene
At least 4 varieties are encountered in the pet trade, Terrapene carolina carolina (Carolina or Eastern box turtle), T. carolina triunguis (Three-toed box turtle), T. ornata (Ornate box turtle), and T. c. bauri (Florida box turtle).
Escaping senescence: demographic data from the three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis).
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Three-toed box turtle, T. carolina triunguis. Female Terrapene ornata ornata eating cat food Photograph by Michael J. Connor
Four main species of box turtle are offered in the pet trade: the eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina), the ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata), the three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis.