Belzer: Field observations of North America’s eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

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Fig. 1 Various head patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 2 Various head patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 3 Various head patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 4 Various head patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 5 Various plastron patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 6 Various plastron patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 7 Various plastron patterns found among male eastern box turtles

Fig. 8 Various color patterns found among female eastern box turtles

Fig. 9 Various color patterns found among female eastern box turtles

Note: The common claim that only males have red eyes in this species is not true. MANY female eastern box turtles (including the ones in Figs 8 & 9) have red eyes.

Fig. 10 Various color patterns found among female eastern box turtles

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