Facts Summary: The Black Racer (Hypsirhynchus ater) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "reptiles" and found in the following area(s): Jamaica. This species is also known by the following name(s): Alsophis ater.
To Cite This Page:
Glenn, C. R. 2006. "Earth's Endangered Creatures - Black Racer Facts" (Online).
Accessed 1/26/2021 at http://earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?sp=1695&ID=5.
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