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Canadian Species at Risk (November 2003)


Record of Name Changes

Common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) previously used by COSEWIC, and other synomyms.

Previous Name(s) or Synonym Current Common Name or Scientific 
Abronia micrantha Name (population) 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) 
Benthic Texada Island Stickleback Benthic Paxton Lake Stickleback 
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 
Cacalia plantaginea Arnoglossum plantagineum 
Charlotte Unarmoured Sticklebacks Charlotte Unarmoured Stickleback 
Cimicifuga elata Actaea elata 
Clemmys insculpta Glyptemys insculpta 
Clemmys marmorata Actinemys marmorata 
Common Hop-tree Common Hoptree 
Common Watersnake Northern Watersnake 
Coregonus canadensis Coregonus huntsmani 
Coregonus clupeaformis Coregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population) 
Eastern Fox Snake Eastern Foxsnake 
Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Loggerhead Shrike migrans subspecies 
Eastern Massasauga Massasauga 
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake EasternMassasauga
Milksnake Milksnake 
Eastern Prairie Fringed OrchidEastern 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 obsolete Elaphe obsoleta 
Elaphe vulpina gloydi Elaphe gloydi 
Elgaria coerulea principis Elgaria coerulea 
Emydoidea blandingi Emydoidea blandingii (Nova Scotia population) 
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population) Ermine haidarum subspecies 
Few-flowered Club-rush Bashful Bulrush 
Gasterosteus aculeatus Gasterosteus sp. 
Gentiana victorinii Gentianopsis victorinii 
Goat's-rue Virginia Goat's-rue 
Great Basin Gopher Snake Great Basin Gophersnake 
Greater Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane tabida subspecies 
Grey Wolf Arctic Grey Wolf 
Grey Wolf Eastern Wolf 
Grey Wolf Northern Grey Wolf 
Grey Wolf Southern 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 
Icteria virens virens (Eastern population) Icteria virens virens 
Incisalia irus Callophrys [Incisalia] irus 
Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow "Savannah Sparrow princeps subspecies 
Isopyrum biternatum Enemion biternatum 
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  
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
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 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) 
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 
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre Phrynosoma hernandesi 
Phrynosoma douglassii douglassii Phrynosoma douglasii (British Columbia population) 
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 
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Rangifer tarandus dawsoni 
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 
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 
Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population) Coast Tailed Frog 
Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population) Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog 
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 (British Columbia  population) Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies (British Columbia population)  
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)