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Unnamed spotting

Description:

Turtle

Notes:

Katy trail



2 species ID suggestions

Ornate Box Turtle
Terrapene ornata ornata Ornate Box Turtle | Missouri Department of Conservation
Terrapene carolina
Three-toed Box Turtle

3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Moved to Reptiles :-)

cmartinmclean
cmartinmclean 5 years ago

ok sure will , thank you for the information.

BrianEdmond
BrianEdmond 5 years ago

This doesn't quite have the look of an ornate box turtle and many three-toeds have similar patterns. In the future, be sure to get a plastron (bottom part of the shell) photo to include to tell for sure. Ornates have an intricate pattern on their plastron as well. Three-toeds rarely have any pattern but are normally a plain yellow or tan color with very few markings at all.

Missouri, USA

Lat: 38.73, Long: -90.54

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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