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Pictures of Yellow-marginated Box Turtles

Box Turtle


Box Turtle

Box Turtle

Chinese Box Turtle


Chinese Box Turtle

Cuora Flavomarginata


Cuora Flavomarginata

Yellow Margined Box Turtle


Yellow Margined Box Turtle
Yellow Margined Box Turtle
Yellow-marginated Box Turtle pictures (Cuora flavomarginata), also known as the Chinese Box Turtle. They are endangered.

This endangered reptile is known to live in several provinces of Southern China, Taiwan, and Ryukyu islands of Japan where they are often seen in rice fields. They grow up to 7 inches and live 15 or more years in captivity. They are diuranal (active during the day), omnivorous (eat both plants and animals). THey prefer insects, berries, and earthworks.

Chinese traditional "pharmacists" sell these turtles' plastrons (the bottom part of their shells) to "cure" a variety of diseases and disorders. This, along with habitat destruction and degradation, has caused a severe decline in wild populations.