Blanding's Box Tortoise
Zoology of New-York, or the New-York Fauna by James E. De Kay (1842)

 

Blanding's Box Tortoise, an illustration from Zoology of New York.

Blanding's Box Tortoise (Cistuda blandingii). Plate 1, Fig. 2 from volume 4 of Zoology of New-York, or the New-York Fauna by James E. De Kay, published in1842 as part of the New York State Museum series Natural History of New York.

A description of Blanding's Box Tortoise can be found on page 25 of volume 3, Part 3 (Reptiles and Amphibia).

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Last Updated: October 6, 2009