boxturtle
box turtle n.
Any of several North American land turtles of the genus Terrapene having a hinged plastron that pulls up against the carapace, allowing the animal to become completely encased within its shell. Also called box tortoise.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Box turtle — Taxobox name = Box Turtle image width = 250px image caption = Florida Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Emydidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Cuora… …   Wikipedia

  • Terrapene carolina carolina — Taxobox name = Box Turtle status = NT | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Emydidae genus = Terrapene species = T. carolina subspecies = T. c. carolina trinomial = Terrapene… …   Wikipedia

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