Terrapene nelsoni
Spotted Box Turtle

    • Habitat:
      Oak savannas, tropical dry forests, and montane pine-oak forests
    • Threats:
      - Habitat destruction
      - Illegal collection for the pet trade
      - Prolonged drought
    • Conservation Efforts:
      - Protected from commercial collection and trade in Mexico
      - Population evaluation and monitoring
      - Ecological field studies
      - CITES Appendix II
    • Wild Population:
      One of North America's most understudied chelonians
    • Endangered Status:
      Data Deficient

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