Emydidae

Known from only a handful of localities in the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico, the Spotted Box Turtle, Terrapene nelsoni (Family Emydidae), remains one of the least known chelonian...

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Terrapene nelsoni, spotted box turtle
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Yaqui slider tracks (Trachemys yaquia)
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Known from only a handful of localities in the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico, the Spotted Box Turtle, Terrapene nelsoni (Family Emydidae), remains one of the least known chelonian...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles

Most of these photos are from the Rio Aros region and a few are from near Nacori Chico. These represent the northernmost records for the species so far. Please contact us for permission before...

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  • Terrapene nelsoni, spotted box turtle

This species is possibly the least know of all the box turtles. It is endemic to northwest Mexico.

Terrapene nelsoni seems to only be active in Sonora during the wetest part of the monsoon...

Type of Content: Species Profile
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