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Ninia atrata.jpg
Hallowell's Coffee Snake (Ninia atrata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Xenodontinae
Genus: Ninia
Baird & Girard, 1853

Ninia is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as Coffee snakes. The genus consists of 8 species that are native to Mexico, Central America, and the northern part of South America. Some species are also found on the Caribbean islands.[1]


There are currently 8 recognized species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ninia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 January 2011.