There is also an extinct sub-species of common box turtle, known as the Terrapene carolina putnami, with no common name. The Eastern Box Turtle variant is the type species of the common box turtle. Common Box Turtle Distribution. This turtle is found primarily in the eastern regions of the United States.
The ornate box turtle is one of two recognized subspecies of the Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata). These are the two subspecies: Ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata (Agassiz, 1857) Desert box turtle, Terrapene ornata luteola (Smith & Ramsey, 1952) The desert box turtle is more adapted to life in arid conditions than the ornate box turtle.
The Spotted Box Turtle is is a species of box turtles in the Genus terrapene. Spotted Box Turtle, Terrapene Nelsoni – Stejneger, 1925; It has two known sub-species: Northern Spotted Box Turtle (Terrapene Nelsoni Klauberi) Southern Spotted Box Turtle (Terrapene Nelsoni Nelsoni) Spotted Box Turtle Distribution. The Spotted Box Turtle is an endemic species.