Terrapene nelsoni, spotted box turtle

Terrapene nelsoni, spotted box turtle

Locations

Rio Aros, Sonora
Mexico
29° 24' 19.8252" N, 109° 2' 41.28" W
MX
El Riito, Sonora
Mexico
29° 41' 38.2632" N, 108° 53' 0.222" W
MX

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 season, primarily the later part of July through early Sept. See more photo of these species in this Terrapene nelsoni gallery.

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