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Canadian Species at Risk, November 2002

Cross-reference of common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) for COSEWIC-listed species. Most of the names in the list have been used by COSEWIC in the past but are no longer in use. Some common synonyms are also included.

List of Name Changes
Previous Name(s) or SynonymCurrent Common Name or Scientific Name (Population)
Abronia micranthaTripterocalyx micranthus
Acadian WhitefishAtlantic Whitefish
Acris crepitans blanchardiAcris crepitans
Anatum Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon anatum subspecies
Apple MossRigid Apple Moss
Ascaphus trueiAscaphus montanus
Ascaphus truei (Pacific Coast population);
Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)*
Ascaphus truei
Aster anticostensisSymphyotrichum anticostense
Aster curtusSericocarpus rigidus
Aster divaricatusEurybia divaricata
Aster laurentianusSymphyotrichum laurentianum
Aster praealtusSymphyotrichum praealtum
Aster prenanthoidesSymphyotrichum prenanthoides
Aster shortiiSymphyotrichum shortii
Aster subulatus var. obtusifoliusSymphyotrichum subulatum
Aster yukonensisSymphyotrichum yukonense
Bathurst Aster (Bathurst population)Bathurst Aster
Benthic Texada Island SticklebackBenthic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Blackline PricklebackPighead Prickleback
Blanchard's Cricket FrogNorthern Cricket Frog
Blue-eyed MarySpring blue-eyed Mary
Bowl LimpetEelgrass Limpet
Bufo woodhousii fowleriBufo fowleri
Cacalia plantagineaArnoglossum plantagineum
Common Hop-treeCommon Hoptree
Coregonus canadensisCoregonus huntsmani
Coregonus clupeaformisCoregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)
Coregonus clupeaformisCoregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)
Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeMassasauga
Eastern MassasaugaMassasauga
Emydoidea blandingiEmydoidea blandingii (Nova Scotia population)
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Ermine haidarum subspecies
Few-flowered Club-rushBashful Bulrush
Gasterosteus aculeatusGasterosteus sp.
Gentiana victoriniiGentianopsis victorinii
Goat's-rueVirginia Goat's-rue
Grey WolfNorthern Grey Wolf
Grey WolfEastern Wolf
Grey WolfSouthern Grey Wolf
Grey WolfArctic Grey Wolf
Grizzly Bear [no population name]Grizzly Bear (Northwestern population)
Gymnocladus dioicaGymnocladus dioicus
Haplopappus macleaniiStenotus borealis
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Pacific subspecies
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Harbour Seal (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked population)Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Icteria virens virens (Eastern population)Icteria virens virens
Incisalia irusCallophrys [Incisalia] irus
"Ipswich" Savannah SparrowSavannah Sparrow princeps subspecies
Isopyrum biternatumEnemion biternatum
Lake LampreyCowichan Lake Lamprey
Lake Simcoe WhitefishLake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)
Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides
Lanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)Lanius ludovicianus migrans
LilaeopsisEastern Lilaeopsis
Limnetic Texada Island SticklebackLimnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)Eastern Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)Prairie Loggerhead Shrike
Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)Prairie Long-tailed Weasel
Lottia alveusLottia alveus alveus
LynxCanada Lynx
MacLean's GoldenweedNorthern Mock Goldenweed
Mexican Mosquito FernMexican Mosquito-fern
Mira River WhitefishLake Whitefish (Mira River population)
Mountain Dusky SalamanderAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Mustela erminea haidarum
(Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Mustela erminea haidarum
North Sea Beaked WhaleSowerby's Beaked Whale
Northern Bottlenose WhaleNorthern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population)
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Gully population)Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)
Northern Leopard Frog (Prairie population)Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)
Nuttall's Cottontail (British Columbia population)Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies
Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)Nuttall's Cottontail pinetis subspecies
Pacific Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron fannini subspecies
Panax quinquefoliumPanax quinquefolius
Peale's Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon pealei subspecies
Polemonium van-bruntiaePolemonium vanbruntiae
Queen Charlotte GoshawkNorthern Goshawk laingi subspecies
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni
(Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni
Sage Grouse (British Columbia population)Greater Sage-grouse phaios subspecies
Sage Grouse (Prairie population)Greater Sage-grouse urophasianus subspecies
Salamander MusselMudpuppy Mussel
Sand VerbenaSmall-flowered Sand-verbena
Scirpus verecundusTrichophorum planifolium
Simpsonais ambiguaSimpsonaias ambigua
Speotyto cuniculariaAthene cunicularia
Spiny Softshell TurtleEastern Spiny Softshell Turtle
Spotted OwlNorthern Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalisStrix occidentalis caurina
Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population)Coast Tailed Frog
Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog
Tundra Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon tundrius subspecies
Van Brunt's Jacob's LadderVan Brunt's Jacob's-ladder
Virgulus sericeusSymphyotrichum sericeum
Western Harvest Mouse (British Columbia population)Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies
Western Harvest Mouse (Prairie population)Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies
Western Silver-leaved AsterWestern Silvery Aster
Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population);
Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies
Caribou dawsoni subspecies
Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)