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Natural History Survey receives thousands of specimen donation

This species of turtle is the Terrapene carolina, otherwise known as the common box turtle. This specimen was collected in Jackson County, Illinois over 75 years ago and is part of a collection from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

By Ali Braboy

November 2, 2015

The Illinois Natural History Survey has described itself as the guardian and recorder of biological specimens of Illinois since 1858. And recently the collection got even bigger.Southern Illinois University Carbondale, or SIUC, gave 12,000 specimens containing amphibians and reptiles and more than 700,000 ...