Western Box Turtle

Scientific name: Terrapene ornata

Type: Reptitle

Family: Emydidae (Pond and Marsh Turtles)

Size: 3.7 to 5.9 inches length

Weight: 7 to 20 ounces

Life Span: up to 40 years

Ornate (T. o. ornata) versus Desert (T. o. luteola) Subspecies

Austin Reptile Service (CC BY-SA)

New Mexico Herpetology Society
green = desert; red = ornate

Sitting and Hiding

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