Spotted box turtle

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Spotted box turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Terrapene
Species: T. nelsoni
Binomial name
Terrapene nelsoni
Stejneger, 1925
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni
  • Terrapene nelsoni Stejneger, 1925
  • Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Terrepene nelsoni Pawley, 1971
  • Terapene nelsoni Nietzke, 1973
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi
  • Terrapene klauberi Bogert, 1943
  • Terrapene nelsoni klauberi Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Terapene klauberi Nietzke, 1973

The spotted box turtle (Terrapene nelsoni) is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family. It is endemic to Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico.


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