• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Testudines
  • Family: Emydidae
  • Genus: Terrapene
  • Species: Terrapene c. triunguis
  • Box turtles have a hinged shell, meaning they can completely close themselves in their shell.
  • A box turtle’s shell can regenerate to a point after an injury.
  • The lifespan of a box turtle is a long one at 50 year, sometimes longer.
  • Although called a turtle, box turtles are terrestrial like a tortoise.