1 year old Eastern Box Turtle
1 year old Eastern Box Turtle

 

  Box Turtles of North America


 
 
 
 

 

 

T. o. luteola

The Desert or Western Ornate Box Turtle

The Desert or Western Ornate Box Turtle has very attractive radiating patterns on the plastron as well as the carapace.

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Male

 
 


Male plastron


 

 
 


 


 

 
 


Female Plastron


 

 

 

Ornate and Florida box turtles are often confused. Here are some pictures for comparison

 


Ornate on the left. Florida on the right

 
 


Florida box turtle on the left, ornate on the right


Florida box turtle on the right, ornate on the left

 
  

 

 

 

 

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