Birds found nowhere else include the Saint Lucia Parrot (ARKive), the Saint Lucia Warbler (Neotropical Birds), and the Saint Lucia Oriole (ARKive). The Saint Lucia Pewee Contopus oberi (Birds of St. Lucia) has recently been considered distinct from the more widespread Lesser Antillean Pewee Contopus latirostris. Representing endemic genera are the Saint Lucia Black Finch (Birds of St. Lucia) and the possibly extinct Semper's Warbler (BirdsCaribbean).
extinct Saint Lucia Giant Rice Rat (Wikipedia)
was an endemic mammal. A subspecies of the Little Yellow-shouldered Bat
Sturnira lilium luciae
35 of SLBIT
pdf file) is restricted to Saint Lucia.
Reptiles unique to Saint Lucia include the Saint Lucia Lancehead (flickr), the recently described Saint Lucia Threadsnake (ARKive), the Saint Lucia Racer (ARKive), the Saint Lucia Cribo (p. 99 of SLBIT 5 MB pdf file), the Saint Lucia Whiptail (ARKive), the Saint Lucia Dwarf Gecko (ARKive), the Saint Lucia Skink (caribherp), and the Saint Lucia Anole (ARKive). The Saint Lucia Boa Boa orophias (caribherp) (flickr) is also sometimes considered a full species. The taxonomic status of the Saint Lucia Iguana (p. 81 of SLBIT 5 MB pdf file) is unresolved, but may also be a full species.
Beetles known solely from Saint Lucia include the dung beetles Pseudocanthon iuanalaoi (eol) and Ateuchus luciae (eol), a rove beetle Scopaeus arena (Internet Archive), a bark beetle Stevewoodia minutum (Zookeys), a water scavenger beetle Oosternum luciae (Species ID), a flea beetle Monotalla viridis (ZooKeys), and several longhorned beetles: Solenoptera luciae (BioLib), Solenoptera touroulti (SEAG), Fortuneleptura romei (SEAG), Iyanola romei (MNHN), and Paraclytemnestra lineata (eol). Other endemic insects include a stick insect Clonistria santaluciae (Phasmida) and a termite Glyptotermes amplus (Florida Entomologist pdf file).
Other invertebrates restricted to Saint Lucia include a
wandering spider Ctenus
Books), a scorpion Tityus
insignis (p. 26 of Euscorpius
pdf file), and the land snails Brachypodella
Snail Site) and Naesiotus
Saint Lucia has nine endemic vascular plant species including Chrysochlamys caribaea (Plants of St. Lucia), Lobelia sancta-luciae (Plants of St. Lucia), Bernardia laurentii (Plants of St. Lucia), Daphnopsis macrocarpa (Plants of St. Lucia), Gonolobus iyanolensis (Plants of St. Lucia), Acalypha elizabethae (Plants of St. Lucia), Miconia luciana (Plants of St. Lucia), Miconia secunda (Plants of St. Lucia), and the extinct Cuphea crudyana (JSTOR).
Saint Lucia is part of the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot (CEPF). For an overview of the nation's endemic flora and fauna see the "Biodiversity Assessment of Saint Lucia's Forests" (SLBIT 4 MB pdf file).