This study provides data on thermal environment and habitat selection for hibernacula of the ornate box turtle Terrapene ornata
, a prairie-dependent species threatened across much of its current range (Doroff and Keith 1990, Dodd 2002, Ernst and Lovich 2009).
How do predators locate nests of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata
Carolina); Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata
); and Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta).
Desert box turtles (Terrapene ornata
) reportedly consume fruits (Ernst and Lovich, 2009), although their role as seed-dispersal agents has not been investigated.
Effect of nutritional status on the preferred body temperature of the turtles Pseudemys scripta and Terrapene ornata
. Copeia 1974:912-917.
Activity, reproduction, and overwintering behavior of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata
ornata) in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Effects of temperature and activity on aerobic andanaerobic metabolism and heart rate in the turtles Pseudemys scripta and Terrapene ornata
. Comp Biochem Physiol 1974; 48A:619-648.
Grant (1936) reported the racer (Coluber constrictor), eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus), common garter snake, six-lined racerunner and eastern hognose snake as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area; and he reported the painted turtle, spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata), ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata
) and Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and in Starke County.
Native chelonians are the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), spiny soft-shelled turtle (Apalone spinifera; found only in streams), yellow mud turtle (Kinosternon flavescens), and ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata
In this paper, we describe how automated radio telemetry and the signal change method may be used to detect nesting activity in ornate box turtles (Terrapene ornata
in turtles, only adult Terrapene carolina (eastern box turtle), and hatchling Terrapene ornata
(ornate box turtle), Chrysemys picta (painted turtle), Emys blandingii (Blanding's turtle), and Malaclemys terrapin (diamondbacked terrapin) are known to survive freezing for periods >1 day (Storey, 2006).
The only vertebrate found was an Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata