Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Found today crossing a busy highway. Most likely a male due to the red eyes. Eastern box turtles have a high, dome-like carapace and a hinged plastron that allows total shell closure. The carapace can be of variable coloration, but is normally found brownish or black and is accompanied by a yellowish or orangish radiating pattern of lines, spots or blotches. Skin coloration, like that of the shell, is variable.



No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

ins.bento
ins.bento 5 years ago

Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. Nice spotting tough. :)

Kentucky, USA

Lat: 36.72, Long: -83.62

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

Spotted for mission

Related spottings

Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri Eastern Box Turtle Box turtle Box Turtle

Nearby spottings

Cicada Southern Black Racer Two-marked Treehopper Jumping Spider