Terrapene carolina

Eastern Box Turtle


EASTERN BOX TURTLE Terrapene carolina (Linnaeus, 1758) 

STATUS:  Uncommon

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Tarrant

HABITAT:  Blackland Prairie, Eastern Cross Timbers, and Post Oak Belt

SUBSPECIES:  Three-toed Box Turtle T. c. triunguis (Agassiz, 1857).

COMMENTS:  Reports of this species from city areas may represent escaped captives.