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State Reptile: Turtle

Emblem: Eastern Box Turtle

by Steven Case, 2007.
NC Government & Heritage Library.

See also: Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern box turtle, image from NC Wildlife Resources Commission. The General Assembly of 1979 designated the turtle (Terrapene carolina) as the official State Reptile for North Carolina. (Session Laws, 1979, c. 154).

§ 145-9.  State reptile.

The turtle is adopted as the official State reptile of the State of North Carolina, and the eastern box turtle is designated as the emblem representing the turtles inhabiting North Carolina. (1979, c. 154, s. 1.)

More information about the Eastern Box Turtle is available in the Eastern Box Turtle article from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Additional Resources:

Associated Press. "Turtle wins final approval as state reptile." Wilmington Morning Star. March 17, 1979. 7-C. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XsksAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MxMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4868%2C3697108 (accessed October 7, 2013).

Bond, Sharon. "Turtle Gets The Nod From State House." The Dispatch [Lexington, N.C.]. March 1, 1979. 12.  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Y1UcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p1EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7138%2C6079886 (accessed October 7, 2013).

Harden, Leigh Anne. "Meet our State Reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle." North Carolina Herpetological Society. 2006. http://ncherps.org/state-herp-symbols/ (accessed October 28, 2014).

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