What Do Box Turtles Look like?


Box turtles have hinges on the lower side of their shells, a major distinction from the rest. This gives them the advantage of withdrawing inside their shells if prey animals are within their vicinity. They are usually smaller than normal turtles and have a brownish- green shell with yellow marks.
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Box Turtle
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Genus: Terrapene Species: Terrapene carolina
The Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina, is a small (up to 15 cm CL) turtle with highly variable carapace pattern of yellow or orange markings on dark background. The plastron is tan or brown. Well-developed... More »
Box turtles are relatively small in shaped with brown to black skin along with a shell that can also be brown and black with orange markings.
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