Terrapene Carolina Yucatana
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Terrapene Carolina Yucatana

Yucatán box turtle
Terrapene carolina yucatana.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Terrapene
T. yucatana
Binomial name
Terrapene yucatana
(Boulenger, 1895)[1]
  • Cistudo yucatana Boulenger, 1895
  • Terrapene yucatana
    Siebenrock, 1909
  • Terrapene mexicana yucatana
    H.M. Smith, 1939
  • Terrapene carolina yucatana
    – Milstead, 1967
  • Terapene mexicana jucatana Nietzke, 1973 (ex errore)

The Yucatán box turtle (Terrapene yucatana) is a species of box turtle endemic to Mexico. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Terrapene carolina.

Geographic range

It is found in the Mexican state of Yucatán.


Its shell is light-colored with some star-shaped dark spots. Its head is also light-colored. It has four toes on each foot.


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  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Peter Hava? (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 199-200. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2012.

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