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COSEWIC Annual Report 2004

Record of Name Changes


Common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) previously used by COSEWIC, and other synonyms.
Previous Name(s) or Synonym      Current Common Name or Scientific Name (population)
Abronia micrantha      Tripterocalyx micranthus
Acadian Whitefish      Atlantic Whitefish
Acris crepitans blanchardi      Acris crepitans
American Marten (Newfoundland population)      Newfoundland Marten
Anatum Peregrine Falcon      Peregrine Falcon anatum subspecies
Apple Moss      Rigid Apple Moss
Ascaphus truei (Pacific Coast population)      Ascaphus truei
Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)      Ascaphus montanus
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum      Asplenium scolopendrium
Aster anticostensis      Symphyotrichum anticostense
Aster curtus      Sericocarpus rigidus
Aster divaricatus      Eurybia divaricata
Aster laurentianus      Symphyotrichum laurentianum
Aster praealtus      Symphyotrichum praealtum
Aster prenanthoides      Symphyotrichum prenanthoides
Aster shortii      Symphyotrichum shortii
Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius      Symphyotrichum subulatum (Bathurst population)
Aster yukonensis      Symphyotrichum yukonense
Bathurst Aster      Bathurst Aster (Bathurst population)
Beluga Whale (Beaufort Sea / Arctic Ocean population)      Beluga Whale (Eastern Beaufort Sea population)
Beluga Whale (Southeast Baffin Island-Cumberland Sound population)      Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound population)
Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence River population)      Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence Estuary population)
Benthic Texada Island Stickleback      Benthic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Black Rat Snake      Eastern Ratsnake
Black Ratsnake      Eastern Ratsnake
Blackline Prickleback      Pighead Prickleback
Blanchard's Cricket Frog      Northern Cricket Frog
Blue-eyed Mary      Spring Blue-eyed Mary
Bowl Limpet      Eelgrass Limpet
Bufo woodhousii fowleri      Bufo fowleri
Butler's Garter Snake      Butler's Gartersnake
Cacalia plantaginea      Arnoglossum plantagineum
Centrocercus urophasianus phaios (British Columbia population)      Centrocercus urophasianus phaios
Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus (Prairie population)      Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus
Charlotte Unarmoured Sticklebacks      Charlotte Unarmoured Stickleback
Cimicifuga elata      Actaea elata
Clemmys insculpta      Glyptemys insculpta
Clemmys marmorata      Actinemys marmorata
Coeur d'Alène Salamander      Coeur d'Alene Salamander
Common Hop-tree      Common Hoptree
Common Watersnake      Northern Watersnake
Coregonus canadensis      Coregonus huntsmani
Delphinapterus leucas (Beaufort Sea / Arctic Ocean population)  Delphinapterus leucas (Eastern Beaufort Sea population)
Delphinapterus leucas (Southeast Baffin Island-Cumberland Sound population)      Delphinapterus leucas (Cumberland Sound population)
Delphinapterus leucas (St. Lawrence River population)      Delphinapterus leucas (St. Lawrence Estuary population)
Eastern Fox Snake      Eastern Foxsnake
Eastern Grey Wolf      Eastern Wolf
Eastern Hognosed Snake      Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Loggerhead Shrike      Loggerhead Shrike migrans subspecies
Eastern Massasauga      Massasauga
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake      Massasauga
Eastern Milksnake      Milksnake
Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid      Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid
Eastern Short-horned Lizard      Greater Short-horned Lizard
Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle      Spiny Softshell
Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat      Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta      Elaphe obsoleta
Elaphe vulpina gloydi      Elaphe gloydi
Elgaria coerulea principis      Elgaria coerulea
Emydoidea blandingi      Emydoidea blandingii (Nova Scotia population)
Erigeron philadelphicus ssp. provancheri      Erigeron philadelphicus var. provancheri
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)      Ermine haidarum subspecies
Eschrichtius robustus (Northeast Pacific population)      Eschrichtius robustus (Eastern North Pacific population)
Eumeces septentrionalis septentrionalis      Eumeces septentrionalis
Few-flowered Club-rush      Bashful Bulrush
Gasterosteus aculeatus      Gasterosteus sp.
Gentiana victorinii      Gentianopsis procera ssp. macounii var. victorinii
Gentianopsis victorinii      Gentianopsis procera ssp. macounii var. victorinii
Goat's-rue      Virginia Goat's-rue
Great Basin Gopher Snake      Great Basin Gophersnake
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad      Great Basin Spadefoot
Greater Sandhill Crane      Sandhill Crane tabida subspecies
Grey Whale (Northeast Pacific population)      Grey Whale (Eastern North Pacific population)
Grey Wolf      Arctic Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf      Southern Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf      Eastern Wolf
Grey Wolf      Northern Grey Wolf
Grizzly Bear [no population name]      Grizzly Bear (Northwestern population)
Gymnocladus dioica      Gymnocladus dioicus
Haplopappus macleanii      Stenotus borealis
Harbour Seal      Harbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Harbour Seal      Harbour Seal Pacific subspecies
Harbour Seal (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked population)      Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Hubb's Beaked Whale      Hubbs' Beaked Whale
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Gully population)      Hyperoodon ampullatus (Scotian Shelf population)
Icteria virens virens (Eastern population)      Icteria virens virens
Incisalia irus      Callophrys [Incisalia] irus
"Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow      Savannah Sparrow princeps subspecies
Isopyrum biternatum      Enemion biternatum
Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations)      Killer Whale (North Pacific resident populations)
Lake Erie Water Snake      Lake Erie Watersnake
Lake Lamprey      Cowichan Lake Lamprey
Lake Simcoe Whitefish      Lake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)
Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)      Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides
Lanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)      Lanius ludovicianus migrans
Leatherback Turtle      Leatherback Seaturtle
Lilaeopsis Eastern Lilaeopsis
Limnetic Texada Island Stickleback      Limnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)      Loggerhead Shrike migrans subspecies
Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)      Loggerhead Shrike excubitorides subspecies
Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)      Prairie Long-tailed Weasel
Lottia alveus      Lottia alveus alveus
Lynx  Canada Lynx
MacLean's Goldenweed      Northern Mock Goldenweed
Martes americana atrata (Newfoundland population)      Martes americana atrata
Mexican Mosquito Fern      Mexican Mosquito-fern
Mira River Whitefish      Lake Whitefish (Mira River population)
Mountain Dusky Salamander      Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Mustela erminea haidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands population)      Mustela erminea haidarum
Mustela frenata longicauda (Prairie population)      Mustela frenata longicauda
Night Snake      Nightsnake
North Sea Beaked Whale      Sowerby's Beaked Whale
Northern Bottlenose Whale      Northern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population)
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Gully population)      Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)
Northern Goshawk      Northern Goshawk atricapillus subspecies
Northern Leopard Frog (Prairie population)      Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)
Northern Prairie Skink      Prairie Skink
Northern Red-legged Frog      Red-legged Frog
Northern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)      Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)
Northern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)      Eastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)
Northern Spotted Owl      Spotted Owl caurina subspecies
Northwestern Alligator Lizard      Northern Alligator Lizard
Notropis rubellus (Eastern population)      Notropis rubellus
Notropis rubellus (Manitoba population)      Notropis percobromus
Nuttall's Cottontail (British Columbia population)      Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies
Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)      Nuttall's Cottontail pinetis subspecies
Nyctea scandiaca      Bubo scandiaca
Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus Lake population)      Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus population)
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw Lake population)      Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw population)
Orcinus orca (North Pacific "resident" populations)      Orcinus orca (North Pacific resident populations)
Otus asio      Megascops asio
Otus kennicottii      Megascops kennicottii
Otus kennicottii kennicottii      Megascops kennicottii kennicottii
Otus kennicottii macfarlanei      Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei
Pacific Giant Salamander      Coastal Giant Salamander
Pacific Gopher Snake      Pacific Gophersnake
Pacific Great Blue Heron      Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies
Panax quinquefolium      Panax quinquefolius
Peale's Peregrine Falcon      Peregrine Falcon pealei subspecies
Phoca vitulina mellonae (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked population)      Phoca vitulina mellonae
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre      Phrynosoma hernandesi
Phrynosoma douglassii douglassii (British Columbia population)      Phrynosoma douglasii (British Columbia population)
Pink Rush      Rush Pink
Plains Spadefoot Toad      Plains Spadefoot
Polemonium van-bruntiae      Polemonium vanbruntiae
Prairie Loggerhead Shrike      Loggerhead Shrike excubitorides subspecies
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)      Pigmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)
Queen Charlotte Goshawk      Northern Goshawk laingi subspecies
Rana pipiens (Prairie population)      Rana pipiens (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands population)      Rangifer tarandus dawsoni
Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei (Prairie population)      Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei
Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis (British Columbia population)      Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis
Ross' Gull      Ross's Gull
Rosyface Shiner (Eastern population)      Rosyface Shiner
Rosyface Shiner (Manitoba population)      Carmine Shiner
Sage Grouse (British Columbia population)      Greater Sage-Grouse phaios subspecies
Sage Grouse (Prairie population)      Greater Sage-Grouse urophasianus subspecies
Salamander Mussel      Mudpuppy Mussel
Sand Verbena      Small-flowered Sand-verbena
Sand Verbena Moth      Sand-verbena Moth
Scirpus verecundus      Trichophorum planifolium
Simpsonais ambigua      Simpsonaias ambigua
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus      Sistrurus catenatus
Slender Wooly-heads      Slender Woolly-heads
Smallmouth Salamander      Small-mouthed Salamander
Sockeye Salmon (Cultus Lake population)      Sockeye Salmon (Cultus population)
Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw Lake population)      Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population)
Solidago speciosa var. rigidiuscula      Solidago speciosa
Speotyto cunicularia      Athene cunicularia
Spiny Softshell Turtle      Spiny Softshell
Spotted Owl      Spotted Owl caurina subspecies
Streaked Horned Lark      Horned Lark strigata subspecies
Strix occidentalis      Strix occidentalis caurina
Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii (British Columbia population)  Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii
Sylvilagus nuttallii pinetis (Prairie population)      Sylvilagus nuttallii pinetis
Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population) Coast Tailed Frog
Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)      Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog
Tortula laevipila      Syntrichia laevipila
Tundra Peregrine Falcon      Peregrine Falcon tundrius subspecies
Van Brunt's Jacob's Ladder      Van Brunt's Jacob's-ladder
Virgulus sericeus      Symphyotrichum sericeum
Western Harvest Mouse (British Columbia population)      Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies
Western Harvest Mouse (Prairie population)      Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid      Western Prairie Fringed-orchid
Western Silver-leaved Aster      Western Silvery Aster
Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)      Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies (Prairie population)
Willow Aster      Willowleaf Aster
Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)      Caribou dawsoni subspecies
Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies      Caribou dawsoni subspecies
Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)      Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies (British Columbia population)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)      Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies
Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)      Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies (Prairie population)