Saint Vincent blacksnake

Saint Vincent blacksnake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Chironius
Species: C. vincenti
Binomial name
Chironius vincenti
(Boulenger, 1891)
  • Herpetodryas carinatus var. vincenti Boulenger, 1891
  • Herpetodryas vincenti - Barbour, 1914
  • Chironius vincenti - Schwartz & Thomas, 1975[1]

The Saint Vincent blacksnake (Chironius vincenti) is a species of colubrid snake.

Geographic range

It is endemic to Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles that is part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


It can grow to lengths in excess of a meter (40 inches). It is slate black, with a paler mouth and ventral surface.


It is probably restricted to habitats at elevations between 150 and 330 m (about 500-1,100 feet).


  1. Schwartz, A. and R. Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh. 216 pp.
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