EMYSystem Genus Page: Terrapene
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Emydinae (Emydine Turtles)
GenusGenus Terrapene (Box Turtles)
range of genus Terrapene
approximate range
T. carolina
T. coahuila
T. nelsoni
T. ornata
Original Description Merrem 1820 : 27
Common name Box Turtles
Distribution Temperate and subtropical North America
Comments Reviewed by Milstead (1969), Smith and Smith (1979), and Ernst and McBreen (1991). Species group names follow Milstead (1969).
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