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Terrapene ornata (Agassiz, 1857) - Ornate Box Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
County map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Historical locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Historical county map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle) has a total of 243 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 68 counties and 199 localities. There are a total of 79 collectors and 158 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 168 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1890 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 28 and December 8, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 3 3 3 3 3 2005 2013
Atchison 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Audrain 2 2 2 2 2 1938 2000
Barry 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Barton 2 4 4 4 4 1892 2016
Bates 4 10 3 6 6 1958 1977
Benton 2 2 2 2 2 1960 1986
Boone 7 8 5 6 7 1955 2003
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Caldwell 2 2 4 2 2 1933 2014
Callaway 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Carroll 2 2 3 2 2 1991 2015
Cass 3 3 3 3 3 1968 1984
Cedar 7 8 11 7 7 1955 2017
Chariton 2 2 2 2 2 1948 1962
Clark 2 2 1 2 2 1934 1934
Clay 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Clinton 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Cooper 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Dade 6 6 6 5 5 1982 2016
Dallas 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Daviess 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Dent 1 1 5 1 1 2007 2007
Greene 14 14 5 14 14 1932 2017
Harrison 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Henry 2 2 8 2 2 1983 2007
Hickory 4 4 5 4 4 1985 2013
Holt 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Howard 2 2 1 2 2 2003 2005
Iron 1 2 1 1 1
Jackson 12 24 3 13 13 1915 1990
Jasper 7 10 4 5 6 1899 1958
Jefferson 1 1 1 1 1
Johnson 14 19 14 14 14 1903 2014
Laclede 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Lafayette 3 3 5 3 3 1960 2014
Lawrence 11 12 6 7 8 1932 2016
Lincoln 1 1 1 1 1
Linn 3 3 2 3 3 1986 2013
Livingston 1 1 2 1 1 1949 1949
Macon 2 2 2 2 2 1933 2003
Miller 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Moniteau 3 3 7 3 3 1992 2015
Monroe 3 3 5 3 3 1998 2015
Montgomery 1 6 2 5 5 1899 1906
Morgan 3 3 3 3 3 1989 2013
Newton 2 3 3 2 2 1936 1950
Ozark 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Pettis 7 7 3 5 5 1982 2015
Phelps 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Pike 3 3 2 3 3 1996 2015
Polk 6 6 4 6 6 1982 2017
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Putnam 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Ralls 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Randolph 3 4 2 3 3 2001 2011
Ray 2 2 3 2 2 1985 2007
Saint Charles 2 2 2 2 2 2013 2013
Saint Clair 3 3 3 3 3 1983 2010
Saint Francois 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Saint Louis 3 6 3 2 3 1890 1890
Saline 2 2 1 2 2 2005 2015
Shannon 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Taney 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Vernon 8 9 9 6 7 1934 2014
Warren 1 2 2 2 2 1976 1976
Washington 1 1 1 1 1
Webster 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Prairie Ozark Border
2 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Franklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Gentry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Platte Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
3 Scotland Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Irregular Plains
4 Douglas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Grundy Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Lewis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
4 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 McDonald Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Worth Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Camden Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Camden Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Crawford Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Maries Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
8 Mercer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Reynolds Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
8 Reynolds Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
10 Oregon Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
10 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Wayne Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Wayne Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
11 Carter Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Emydidae Gray, 1825 - Box and Basking Turtles
Genus:
Terrapene Merrem, 1820 - American Box Turtles
Species:
Terrapene ornata (Agassiz, 1857) - Ornate Box Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)