Eastern Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina carolina
|Common Name:||Eastern Box Turtle|
|Scientific Name:||Terrapene carolina carolina|
|Genus:||Terrapene is derived from Native Americans (Algonquin) which means "turtle".|
|Species:||carolina is derived the Carolinas, were the species was first described.|
carolina is derived the Carolinas, were the species was first described.
|Average Length:||4.5 - 6 in. (11.5 - 15.2 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||6.1 in. (15.6 cm)|
|Record length:||7.8 in. (19.8 cm)|
Virginia Wildlife Action Plan Rating Tier III - High Conservation Need - Extinction or extirpation is possible. Populations of these species are in decline or have declined to low levels or are in a restricted range. Management action is needed to stabilize or increase populations.
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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Juvenile - Fairfax Co.
Adult - Fairfax Co.
Juvenile - Suffolk