EMYSystem Species Page: Terrapene nelsoni
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Emydinae (Emydine Turtles)
GenusGenus Terrapene (Box Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Terrapene nelsoni (Spotted Box Turtle)
range of species Terrapene nelsoni
approximate range
Original Description Carr 1938c : 307
Type Locality "Pedro Pablo, Tepic [Nayarit], Mexico; 2500 feet altitude"
Holotype USNM 46252
Original name Terrapene nelsoni
Common name Spotted Box Turtle
Distribution Central Sonora TO the vicinity OF the TYPE locality IN Nayarit
Comments Reviewed by Milstead and Tinkle (1967), Smith and Smith (1979), and Iverson (1982b). In the Terrapene ornata group.
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