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Canadian Species at Risk - May 2001

List of Name Changes

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

Current Common Name or Scientific Name (population)

Previous Name(s) or Synonym

Acris crepitans

Acris crepitans blanchardi

Arctic Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf

Arnoglossum plantagineum

Cacalia plantaginea

Ascaphus montanus

Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)

Ascaphus montanus

Ascaphus truei

Ascaphus truei

Ascaphus truei (Pacific Coast population)

Atlantic Whitefish

Acadian Whitefish

Bashful Bulrush

Few-flowered Club-rush

Benthic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Benthic Texada Island Stickleback

Bufo fowleri

Bufo woodhousii fowleri

Canada Lynx


Coast Tailed Frog

Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population)

Coregonus clupeaformis (Lake Simcoe population)

Coregonus clupeaformis

Coregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)

Coregonus clupeaformis

Coregonus huntsmani

Coregonus canadensis

Cowichan Lake Lamprey

Lake Lamprey

Eastern Wolf

Grey Wolf

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)

Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)

Eelgrass Limpet

Lottia alveus alveus

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

Ermine haidarum subspecies

Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)

Enemion biternatum

Isopyrum biternatum

Eurybia divaricata

Aster divaricatus

Gentianopsis victorinii

Gentiana victorinii

Gymnocladus dioicus

Gymnocladus dioica

Icteria virens virens

Icteria virens virens (Eastern population)

Lake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)

Lake Simcoe Whitefish

Lake Whitefish (Mira River population)

Mira River Whitefish

Limnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Limnetic Texada Island Stickleback

Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides

Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)

Lanius ludovicianus migrans

Lanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)

Lottia alveus alveus

Lottia alveus

Mudpuppy Mussel

Salamander Mussel

Mustela erminea haidarum

Mustela erminea haidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands

Northern Cricket Frog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Northern Spotted Owl

Spotted Owl

Prairie Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)

Rangifer tarandus dawsoni

Rangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands population)

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog

Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)

Sericocarpus rigidus

Aster curtus

Southern Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf

Sowerby's Beaked Whale

North Sea Beaked Whale

Stenotus borealis

Haplopappus macleanii

Strix occidentalis caurina

Strix occidentalis

Symphyotrichum anticostense

Aster anticostensis

Symphyotrichum laurentianum

Aster laurentianus

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Aster praealtus

Symphyotrichum prenanthoides

Aster prenanthoides

Symphyotrichum sericeum

Virgulus sericeus

Symphyotrichum shortii

Aster shortii

Symphyotrichum subulatum (Bathurst population)

Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius

Symphyotrichum yukonense

Aster yukonensis

Trichophorum planifolium

Scirpus verecundus

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)

Caribou dawsoni subspecies

Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population); Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies