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box turtle
any of several chiefly terrestrial turtles of the genus Terrapene, of North America, having a hinged plastron that can be tightly shut to enclose and protect the body.
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Box turtle - Wikipedia


Shelled box turtles are turtles of the genus Terrapene native, although box turtles are terrestrial members of the American ...

Box Turtles


Box turtles, also known as box tortoises, comprise a genus of turtle native to United States and Mexico. There are currently four recognized species of box turtles: ...

Box Turtle Care | Box Turtles


Box turtles are quite fragile in captivity. They have a strong connection to the location where they are born, rarely traveling far from it. Being taken from their home ...

General Box Turtle Care - The Turtle Puddle


What is a box turtle? Box turtles, by definition, have a moveable hinge on the lower shell that allows them to retract inside the shell and then completely close up, ...

How to Care for Your Box Turtle: 14 Steps (with Pictures)


How to Care for Your Box Turtle. Box turtles are small land-based turtles that can close up their shell completely. They're fascinating, independent little creatures ...

Eastern Box Turtle - Chesapeake Bay Program


The plastron is usually dark brown, rarely with distinct markings. The turtle has dark, scaly skin with yellow markings. Eastern box turtles have hooked upper jaws ...

Box turtle Facts - SoftSchools


Box turtle is a type of reptile that belongs to the group of marsh turtles. There are 6 subspecies of box turtles. They are all native to North America. Box turtles ...

North American Box Turtles


Box turtles (Terrapene sp.) are a very popular species. I saw my first over 50 years ago in central Michigan. I was fascinated by the box turtles ability to ...