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Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)

Synonyms: Cistudo ornata; Terrapene longinsulae

Wikipedia Abstract

Terrapene ornata is a species of North American box turtle sometimes referred to as the western box turtle or ornate box turtle.
View Wikipedia Record: Terrapene ornata

Infraspecies

Terrapene ornata luteola (Desert box turtle)
Terrapene ornata ornata (Ornate box turtle)

Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  8 years
Male Maturity [1]  8 years
Gestation [1]  63 days
Litter Size [1]  5
Maximum Longevity [1]  28 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central and Southern mixed grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central forest-grasslands transition United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central tall grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central U.S. hardwood forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Chihuahuan desert Mexico, United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Colorado Plateau shrublands United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
East Central Texas forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Edwards Plateau savanna United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Flint Hills tall grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Nebraska Sand Hills mixed grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Ozark Mountain forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Piney Woods forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sierra Madre Occidental pine-oak forests Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Sonoran desert Mexico, United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tamaulipan mezquital Mexico, United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Texas blackland prairies United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Upper Midwest forest-savanna transition United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Western Gulf Coastal grasslands Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  
Western short grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Bend Biosphere Reserve National Park II 815561 Texas, United States
Central Plains Biosphere Reserve 15345 United States  
Coronado National Monument National Memorial III 4360 Arizona, United States
De Soto National Wildlife Refuge IV 8007 Iowa, Nebraska, United States
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Guadalupe Mountains National Park II 46114 Texas, United States
Jornada Biosphere Reserve Ib 30913 New Mexico, United States
Konza Prairie Biosphere Reserve 8617 Kansas, United States  
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial III 96 Indiana, United States
Scotts Bluff National Monument V 3185 Nebraska, United States
Sevilleta LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research IV 228335 New Mexico, United States
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Colorado, United States
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
White Sands National Monument III 139922 New Mexico, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No

Predators

Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Abilene Zoological Gardens
 ornata
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Albuquerque Biological Parkornata
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
 luteola
Assiniboine Park Zooornata
Audubon Zooornata
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moinesornata
Burger's Zooornata
Caldwell Zooornata
Cameron Park Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Dakota Zoo
Dallas Zoo
David Traylor Zoo of Emporiaornata
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dickerson Park Zoo
El Paso Zooluteola
Ellen Trout Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zooornata
Henry Vilas Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.ornata
Hutchinson Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterparkornata
Lee Richardson Zooornata
Lehigh Valley Zooornata
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Living Desert State Park (Carlsbad)
 ornata
Louisville Zoological Gardenornata
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardensornata
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquarornata
Niabi Zoo
North Carolina Zoological Park
 ornata
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
NY State Zoo at Thompson Park
Oklahoma City Zoological Parkornata
Oregon Zoo
Phoenix Zooluteola
Prospect Park Zooornata
Pueblo Zooornata
Racine Zoological Gardens
Riverside Zoo
Rodbaston Collegeornata
Sacramento Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Parkornata
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarornata
Sedgwick County Zooornata
Sunset Zooornata
Taronga Zoo
Tennessee Aquariumornata
Texas Zoo
Topeka Zoological Parkornata
Ueno Zoological Gardensornata
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Centerornata
Washington Park Zoological Gardensornata
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
 ornata
Zoo of Acadiana
ZooAmerica (No. American Wildlife Pk.)luteola
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurtornata

Distribution

USA (Illinois, W Indiana, Iowa, S South Dakota, SE Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, SW Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, SE Arizona), Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access