is a Ninia genus of colubroid snakes commonly referred to as coffee snakes. The genus consists of 10 species that are native to Mexico, Central America, and the northern part of South America. Some species are also found on the Caribbean islands. 
Species [ edit ]
There are currently 10 recognized species:
Ninia atrata ( – Hallowell's Coffee Snake Hallowell, 1845)
Ninia celata McCranie & Wilson, 1995
Ninia diademata – ringneck coffee snake, Baird & Girard, 1853 culebra de cafetal de collar
Ninia espinali McCranie & Wilson, 1995
Ninia franciscoi Angarita-Sierra, 2014
Ninia hudsoni – Hudson's coffee snake Parker, 1940
Ninia maculata ( – spotted coffee snake W. Peters, 1861)
Ninia pavimentata ( Bocourt, 1883)
Ninia psephota ( – Cope's coffee snake Cope, 1876)
Ninia sebae ( – redback coffee snake, A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854) culebra de cafetal espalda roja
: A Nota bene binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Ninia.
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Baird SF, Girard C. 1853. Catalogue of North American Reptiles in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Part I.—Serpents. Washington, District of Columbia: xvi + 172 pp. ( Ninia, new genus, pp. 49–50).
Freiberg M. 1982. Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Ninia, p. 104).
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