Growing to lengths of about 8 inches (20 centimeters), Honduran Wood Turtles have reddish brown shells. Females tend to grow larger than males. A small raised line divides the carapace in half. The scutes are nicely sculpted. Honduran Wood Turtles have creamy to yellow plastrons that are decorated with darker lines, particularly by a very darkly colored column running the length of the shell. The skin over the head and legs of Honduran Wood Turtles is a brown color.