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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


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


Adult Weight [1]  395 grams
Female Weight [1]  391 grams
Female Maturity [2]  8 years
Male Maturity [2]  8 years
Clutch Size [2]  5
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Incubation [2]  63 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  28 years


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

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


Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2de 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
3Jorrit 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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License