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Canadian Species at Risk (November 2001)

Canadian Species at Risk

November 2001

Vancouver Island Beggarticks - Line drawing by Elizabeth J. Stephen in Illustrated Flora of British  Columbia, Vol. 1, (1998).

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For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat

c/o Canadian Wildlife Service

Environment Canada

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215

Fax: (819) 994-3684

E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca

Web site: http://www.cosewic.gc.ca

Courier address: 4th Floor, Place Vincent Massey, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, QC.

 

Cover Illustration

Vancouver Island Beggarticks - Line drawing by Elizabeth J. Stephen in Illustrated Flora of British

Columbia, Vol. 1, (1998).

 

This list can be cited as follows:

COSEWIC, 2001. Canadian Species at Risk, November 2001. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 32 pp.

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About COSEWIC

 

COSEWIC Mandate

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) determines the national status of wild species, subspecies, varieties, and nationally significant populations that are considered to be at risk in Canada. Designations are made on all native species for the following taxonomic groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, lepidopterans, molluscs, vascular plants, mosses, and lichens.

 

COSEWIC Membership

COSEWIC comprises representatives from each provincial and territorial government wildlife agency, four federal agencies (Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada Agency, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Federal Biosystematic Partnership), three nonjurisdictional members and the co-chairs of the species specialist groups. The committee meets to consider status reports on candidate species.

 

Definitions

Species Any indigenous species, subspecies, variety, or geographically defined population of wild fauna and flora.

Extinct (X) A species that no longer exists.

Extirpated (XT) A species no longer existing in the wild in Canada, but occurring elsewhere.

Endangered (E) A species facing imminent extirpation or extinction.

Threatened (T) A species likely to become endangered if limiting factors are not reversed.

Special Concern (SC)* A species of special concern because of characteristics that make it particularly sensitive to human activities or natural events.

Not at Risk (NAR)** A species that has been evaluated and found to be not at risk.

Data Deficient (DD)*** A species for which there is insufficient scientific information to support status designation.

 


* Formerly described as “Vulnerable” from 1990 to 1999, or “Rare” prior to 1990.

** Formerly described as “Not In Any Category”, or “No Designation Required.”

*** Formerly described as “Indeterminate” from 1994 to 1999 or “ISIBD” (insufficient scientific information on which to base a designation) prior to 1994.

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Summary Tables

COSEWIC Species at risk, not at risk and data deficient

Summary of List 1. COSEWIC list of species at risk, including results from November 2001 meeting.

CATEGORY / STATUSEXTINCTEXTIRPATEDENDANGEREDtdREATENEDSPECIAL CONCERNTOTALS
Mammals2416142561
Birds322082154
Reptiles 258621
Amphibians 155718
Fishes6210213776
Lepidopterans 332210
Molluscs1171111
Vascular Plants 2493444129
Mosses  21 3
Lichens  1 34
TOTALS121711894146387

 

Summary of List 2. COSEWIC list of species not at risk, including results from November 2001 meeting.

CATEGORY / STATUSNOT AT RISK
Mammals47
Birds35
Reptiles1
Amphibians12
Fishes31
Lepidopterans 
Molluscs1
Vascular Plants16
Mosses 
Lichens 
TOTALS143

 

Summary of List 3. COSEWIC list of data deficient species including results from November 2001 meeting.

CATEGORY / STATUSDATA DEFICIENT
Mammals8
Birds3
Reptiles 
Amphibians 
Fishes6
Lepidopterans 
Molluscs2
Vascular Plants4
Mosses 
Lichens 
TOTALS23

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Results of November 2001 COSEWIC meeting

 

November 2001 species by status and taxon
CATEGORY / STATUSEXTINCTEXTIRPATEDENDANGEREDTHREATENEDSPECIAL CONCERNNOT AT RISKDATA DEFICIENTTOTALS
Mammals  123 17
Birds   26  8
Reptiles   2   2
Amphibians 11212 7
Fishes   33  6
Lepidopterans    1  1
Molluscs     112
Vascular Plants   14  5
Mosses  11   2
Lichens       0
TOTALS01313183240

 

November 2001 species by status and type of change in status
CATEGORY / STATUS CHANGE*EXTINCTEXTIRPATEDENDANGEREDTHREATENEDSPECIAL CONCERNNOT AT RISKDATA DEFICIENTTOTALS
New 13223112
Uplisted (↑)   11   11
Downlisted (↓)       0
No Change (↔)    16 117
Changed (5)       0
De-listed (√)       0
TOTALS01313183240

 


* Explanation of terms on following page.

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COSEWIC Lists

The lists that follow are organized by status category and then by taxonomic group. Explanation of symbols and abbreviations is provided below. For each species, the information provided includes the common name, scientific name, population name, and range of occurrence (by province/ territory/ ocean). The most recent date of examination by COSEWIC is shown, and symbols provide information the outcome of status re-examinations (e.g., uplisting, downlisting) and basis of re-examination for species evaluated against the new quantitative criteria. For birds, geographical occurrence includes the Canadian breeding and wintering distribution.

The first COSEWIC “Endangered Species List” was issued in 1978. In 1990, it was decided that all species considered by COSEWIC should be listed even if the species were “not at risk” or “data deficient.” Therefore, this document is divided into three separate lists. List 1 includes Species designated as Extinct, Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern. List 2 includes species examined and designated in the Not at Risk category. List 3 includes species examined and designated in the Data Deficient category because of insufficient scientific information, with geographical occurrence and most recent date of examination.

Explanation of symbols

Re-assessments and new species

Species placed in a higher risk category (uplisted) after re-examination on the date shown.

Species placed in a lower risk category (downlisted) after re-examination on the date shown.

Species stays in the same risk category (no change) after re-examination on the date shown.

Species moved to the Not at Risk category from a risk category (de-listed) on the date shown.

R Species moved to the Data Deficient Category from a risk category, or to a risk category from the Data Deficient Category (changed), on the date shown.

(no arrow) New species examined on the date shown.

Evaluation with COSEWIC’s new quantitative criteria

COSEWIC has recently begun using quantitative criteria to assess species’ risk of extinction.

These criteria were adapted from the criteria used by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and have been used by COSEWIC since October 1999.

1 or 1+ Species has been assessed with new quantitative criteria based on a new status report or an update status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum.

2 or 2+ Species re-assessed with new quantitative criteria using an existing status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum.

 

Geographical occurrence abbreviations

AB : Alberta

NS : Nova Scotia

QC : Québec

BC : British Columbia

NT : Northwest Territories

SK : Saskatchewan

MB : Manitoba

NU : Nunavut

YT : Yukon Territory

NB : New Brunswick

ON : Ontario

NF : Newfoundland and Ladrador

PE : Prince Edward Island

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List 1. Species designated in the five "risk" categories, with geographical occurrence (by province / territory / ocean) and year of designation. For extinct and extirpated species, the approximate date of disappearance is indicated and geographical occurrence is based on historical distribution records.

EXTINCT CATEGORY (12)
Taxon/ Assessment Details

Common

Name

Scientific

Name

Population Name

Historical

Range of Occurrence

Extinction DateExamination Date
Mammals (2)
∆    ↔Caribou Dawson's
subspecies, Woodland
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni BC1920sMay 2000
2   ↔Mink, SeaMustela macrodon Atlantic coastal waters1894May 2000
Birds (3)
2   ↔Auk, GreatPinguinus impennis QC NB NS NF1844May 2000
2   ↔Duck, LabradorCamptorhynchus labradorius QC NB NS NF1875May 2000
2   ↔Pigeon, PassengerEctopistes migratorius SK MB ON QC NB NS PE1914May 2000
Reptiles (0)
Amphibians (0)
Fishes (6)
2   ↔Cisco, DeepwaterCoregonus johannae ON1952May 2000
2   ↔Cisco, LongjawCoregonus alpenae ON1975May 2000
2   ↔Dace, Banff LongnoseRhinichthys cataractae smithi AB1986May 2000
2   ↔Stickleback, Benthic Hadley LakeGasterosteus sp. BC1999May 2000
2   ↔Stickleback, Limnetic Hadley LakeGasterosteus sp. BC1999May 2000
2   ↔Walleye, BlueStizostedion vitreum glaucum ON1965May 2000
Arthropods (0)
Molluscs (1)
2   ↔Limpet, EelgrassLottia alveus alveus QC NS NF1929May 2000
Vascular Plants (0)
Mosses (0)
Lichens (0)

 

EXTIRPATED CATEGORY (17)
Taxon/ Assessment Details

Common

Name

Scientific

Name

Population Name

Historical

Range of Occurrence

Extirpation DateExamination Date
Mammals (4)
2   ↔Bear, GrizzlyUrsus arctosPrairie populationAB SK MB1880sMay 2000
2   ↔Ferret, Black-footedMustela nigripes AB SK MB1974May 2000
2   ↔Walrus, AtlanticOdobenus rosmarus rosmarusNorthwest Atlantic
population
Atlantic Oceanmid 19th
century
May 2000
2   ↔Whale, GreyEschrichtius robustusAtlantic populationAtlantic Oceanbefore end of
1800s
May 2000
Birds (2)
2   ↔Grouse, SageCentrocercus urophasianus
phaios
British Columbia
population
BCnot observed
since 1960s
May 2000
2   ↔Prairie-Chicken, GreaterTympanuchus cupido AB SK MB ONlast reported in
1987 in
Saskatchewan
 
Reptiles (2)
2   ↔Lizard, Pygmy
Short-horned
Phrynosoma douglassii
douglassii
British Columbia
population
BClast reported in
1898, near
Osoyoos, BC
May 2000
Rattlesnake, TimberCrotalus horridus ON1941May 2001
Amphibians (1)
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumGreat Lakes
population
ON Nov 2001
Fishes (2)
2   ↔Chub, GravelErimystax x-punctatus ONlast reported in
1958, Thames
River drainage
May 2000
2   ↔PaddlefishPolyodon spathula ON1917May 2000
Lepidopterans (3)
2   ↔Blue, KarnerLycaeides melissa samuelis ON1991May 2000
2   ↔Elfin, FrostedCallophrys [Incisalia] irus ON1988May 2000
2   ↔Marble, IslandEuchloe ausonides BCbefore 1910May 2000
Molluscs (1)
2   ↔Wedgemussel, DwarfAlasmidonta heterodon NB1968May 2000
Plants (2)
2   ↔Spring blue-eyed MaryCollinsia verna ONnot observed
since 1954
May 2000
2   ↔Tick-trefoil, IllinoisDesmodium illinoense ONnot observed
since 1888
May 2000
Mosses (0)
Lichens (0)

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ENDANGERED CATEGORY (118)
Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range of OccurrenceExamination Date
Mammals (16)
1Badger jacksoni subspecies,
American
Taxidea taxus jacksoni ONMay 2000
1Badger jeffersonii subspecies,
American
Taxidea taxus jeffersonii BCMay 2000
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiBanks Island populationNTApr 1991
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiHigh Arctic populationNT NUApr 1991
1  ↑Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouAtlantic-Gaspésie populationQCMay 2000
2  ↔Fox, SwiftVulpes velox AB SKMay 2000
2+   ↔Marmot, Vancouver IslandMarmota vancouverensis BCMay 2000
2  ↔Marten, AmericanMartes americana atrataNewfoundland populationNFMay 2000
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasUngava Bay population

NU QC Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Apr 1988
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasSoutheast Baffin
Island-Cumberland Sound
NU NF Arctic OceanApr 1990
Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasSt. Lawrence River populationQCApr 1997
 Whale, BowheadBalaena mysticetusEastern Arctic populationNU Arctic OceanApr 1980
 Whale, BowheadBalaena mysticetusWestern Arctic populationYT NT NU Arctic OceanApr 1986
2+   ↔Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific southern
resident population
Pacific OceanNov 2001
Whale, RightEubalaena glacialis Atlantic Ocean Pacific
Ocean
Apr 1990
 WolverineGulo guloEastern populationQC NFApr 1989
Birds (20)
 Bobwhite, NorthernColinus virginianus ONApr 1994
1  ↑Chat, Western Yellow-breastedIcteria virens auricollisBritish Columbia populationBCNov 2000
1  ↔Crane, WhoopingGrus americana NT ABNov 2000
1  ↔Curlew, EskimoNumenius borealis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFMay 2000
1  ↔Flycatcher, AcadianEmpidonax virescens ONNov 2000
2   ↔Grouse, SageCentrocercus urophasianus
urophasianus
Prairie populationAB SKMay 2000
2   ↔Owl, BarnTyto albaEastern populationON QCMay 2000
2   ↔Owl, BurrowingAthene cunicularia BC AB SK MBMay 2000
2   ↔Owl, Northern SpottedStrix occidentalis caurina BCMay 2000
1Plover circumcinctus
subspecies, Piping
Charadrius melodus
circumcinctus
 AB SK MB ONMay 2001
1Plover melodus subspecies, PipingCharadrius melodus melodus QC NB NS PE NFMay 2001
1  ↔Plover, MountainCharadrius montanus AB SKNov 2000
1  ↔Rail, KingRallus elegans ONNov 2000
1  ↔Shrike, Eastern LoggerheadLanius ludovicianus migrans MB ON QCNov 2000
1  ↔Sparrow, Henslow'sAmmodramus henslowii ONNov 2000
2   ↔Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii QC NB NSOct 1999
1  ↔Thrasher, SageOreoscoptes montanus BC AB SKNov 2000
2   ↔Warbler, Kirtland'sDendroica kirtlandii ONMay 2000
2   ↔Warbler, ProthonotaryProtonotaria citrea ONMay 2000
1  ↑Woodpecker, White-headedPicoides albolarvatus BCNov 2000
Reptiles (5)
 Racer, BlueColuber constrictor foxii ONApr 1991
 Snake, Lake Erie WaterNerodia sipedon insularum ONApr 1991
1Snake, NightHypsiglena torquata BCMay 2001
2   ↔Snake, Sharp-tailedContia tenuis BCOct 1999
1  ↔Turtle, LeatherbackDermochelys coriacea Pacific Ocean Atlantic
Ocean
May 2001
Amphibians (5)
1  ↔Frog, Northern CricketAcris crepitans ONMay 2001
2   ↔Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensSouthern Mountain populationBCMay 2000
1  ↔Frog, Oregon SpottedRana pretiosa BCMay 2000
1Frog, Rocky Mountain TailedAscaphus montanus BCMay 2000
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumSouthern Mountain populationBCMay 2001
Fishes (10)
2   ↔Dace, NooksackRhinichthys sp. BCMay 2000
2   ↑Lamprey, Morrison CreekLampetra richardsoni BCMay 2000
1  Salmon, AtlanticSalmo salarInner Bay of Fundy
populations
NB NS (rarely NF)
Atlantic Ocean
May 2001
2   ↑Stickleback, Benthic Paxton LakeGasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
2   ↑Stickleback, Benthic Vananda CreekGasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
2   ↑Stickleback, Limnetic Paxton
Lake
Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
2   ↑Stickleback, Limnetic Vananda
Creek
Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
 Sucker, SalishCatostomus sp. BCApr 1986
1  ↔Trout, AuroraSalvelinus fontinalis
timagamiensis
 ONMay 2000
1  ↔Whitefish, AtlanticCoregonus huntsmani NSNov 2000
Lepidopterans (3)
1Blue, IslandPlebejus saepiolus insulanus BCNov 2000
1Checkerspot, Taylor'sEuphydryas editha taylori BCNov 2000
2   ↔Ringlet, MaritimeCoenonympha tullia nipisiquit QC NBMay 2000
Molluscs (7)
2   ↔Bean, RayedVillosa fabalis ONMay 2000
2   ↔Lampmussel, Wavy-rayedLampsilis fasciola ONOct 1999
1Mussel, MudpuppySimpsonais ambigua ONMay 2001
2   ↔Physa, HotwaterPhysella wrighti BCMay 2000
2+   ↔Riffleshell, NorthernEpioblasma torulosa rangiana ONMay 2000
2    ↑Snail, Banff SpringsPhysella johnsoni ABMay 2000
1SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra ONMay 2001
Plants (49)
2+   ↔Agalinis, Gattinger'sAgalinis gattingeri ONMay 2001
2   ↔Agalinis, Skinner'sAgalinis skinneriana ONMay 2000
2   ↔Ammannia, ScarletAmmannia robusta BC ONMay 2001
2   ↔Avens, Eastern MountainGeum peckii NSMay 2000
2   ↔Balsamroot, DeltoidBalsamorhiza deltoidea BCMay 2000
2   ↔BlueheartsBuchnera americana ONMay 2000
2+   ↔Braya, Long'sBraya longii NFMay 2000
1Bugbane, TallCimicifuga elata BCMay 2001
1 ↑Bulrush, BashfulTrichophorum planifolium ONMay 2000
2   ↔Bush-clover, SlenderLespedeza virginica ONMay 2000
2   ↔Buttercup, Water-plantainRanunculus alismaefolius var.
alismaefolius
 BCMay 2000
2   ↔Cactus, Eastern Prickly PearOpuntia humifusa ONMay 2000
2   ↔Coreopsis, PinkCoreopsis rosea NSMay 2000
2   ↔Cryptanthe, TinyCryptantha minima AB SKMay 2000
2   ↔Fern, Southern MaidenhairAdiantum capillus-veneris BCMay 2000
1Gentian, White PrairieGentiana alba ONMay 2001
2   ↔Ginseng, AmericanPanax quinquefolium ON QCMay 2000
2+   ↔Goat's-rue, VirginiaTephrosia virginiana ONMay 2000
2   ↔Goldenrod, ShowySolidago speciosa var. rigidiuscula ONMay 2000
2   ↔Lady's-slipper, Small WhiteCypripedium candidum MB ONMay 2000
2   ↔Lotus, Seaside Birds-footLotus formosissimus BCMay 2000
2   ↔Lousewort, Furbish'sPedicularis furbishiae NBMay 2000
2   ↔Lupine, PrairieLupinus lepidus var. lepidus BCMay 2000
2   ↔Milkwort, PinkPolygala incarnata ONMay 2000
2   ↔Mountain-mint, HoaryPycnanthemum incanum ONMay 2000
2   ↔Mulberry, RedMorus rubra ONMay 2000
1  ↔Orchid, Western Prairie FringedPlatanthera praeclara MBMay 2000
2   ↔Owl-clover, BeardedTriphysaria versicolor ssp.
versicolor
 BCMay 2000
2+   ↑Paintbrush, GoldenCastilleja levisecta BCMay 2000
2   ↔Plantain, Heart-leavedPlantago cordata ONMay 2000
2   ↔Pogonia, Large WhorledIsotria verticillata ONMay 2000
2   ↔Pogonia, NoddingTriphora trianthophora ONMay 2000
2   ↔Pogonia, Small WhorledIsotria medeoloides ONMay 2000
1  ↔Quillwort, Engelmann'sIsoëtes engelmannii ONMay 2001
1Sanicle, Bear's-footSanicula arctopoides BCMay 2001
2 ↑Sedge, False HopCarex lupuliformis ON QCMay 2000
2   ↔Sedge, JuniperCarex juniperorum ONMay 2000
1Spike-rush, HorsetailEleocharis equisetoides ONMay 2000
1  ↔Sundew, Thread-leavedDrosera filiformis NSMay 2001
2   ↔Thistle, Pitcher'sCirsium pitcheri ONMay 2000
2   ↔ToothcupRotala ramosior BC ONMay 2000
2   ↔Tree, CucumberMagnolia acuminata ONMay 2000
2   ↔Trillium, DroopingTrillium flexipes ONMay 2000
2+   ↔Twayblade, PurpleLiparis liliifolia ONMay 2001
1Willow, BarrensSalix jejuna NFMay 2001
2   ↔Wintergreen, SpottedChimaphila maculata ONMay 2000
2+   ↔Wood-poppyStylophorum diphyllum ONMay 2000
2   ↑Woodsia, Blunt-lobedWoodsia obtusa ON QCMay 2000
1Woolly-heads, TallPsilocarphus elatiorPacific populationBCMay 2001
Mosses (2)
1Moss, Poor PocketFissidens pauperculus BCNov 2001
2+   ↑Moss, Rigid AppleBartramia stricta BCMay 2000
Lichens (1)
2   ↔Seaside CentipedeHeterodermia sitchensis BCMay 2000

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THREATENED CATEGORY (94)
Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range of OccurrenceExamination Date
Mammals (14)
1 ↑Bat, PallidAntrozous pallidus BCMay 2000
1 ↔Bison, WoodBison bison athabascae YT NT BC ABMay 2000
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiLow Arctic populationNT NUApr 1991
1Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouBoreal populationNT BC AB SK MB ON QC NFMay 2000
1Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouSouthern Mountain populationBC ABMay 2000
1 ↑Ermine haidarum subspeciesMustela erminea haidarum BCMay 2001
 Mole, Townsend'sScapanus townsendii BCApr 1996
2 ↔Otter, SeaEnhydra lutris Pacific coastal watersMay 2000
Porpoise, HarbourPhocoena phocoenaNorthwest Atlantic populationAtlantic OceanApr 1991
2+Shrew, Pacific WaterSorex bendirii BCMay 2000
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasEastern Hudson Bay populationQC Atlantic OceanApr 1988
 Whale, HumpbackMegaptera novaeangliaeNorth Pacific populationPacific OceanApr 1985
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific northern resident populationPacific OceanNov 2001
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific transient populationPacific OceanNov 2001
Birds (8)
2 ↑Bittern, LeastIxobrychus exilis MB ON QC NBNov 2001
2 ↔Falcon, Anatum PeregrineFalco peregrinus anatum YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NFMay 2000
1 ↑Goshawk, Queen CharlotteAccipiter gentilis laingi BCNov 2000
2 ↑Gull, Ross'sRhodostethia rosea NT NU MBNov 2001
1 ↔Murrelet, MarbledBrachyramphus marmoratus BCNov 2000
2 ↔Pipit, Sprague'sAnthus spragueii AB SK MBMay 2000
 Shrike, Prairie LoggerheadLanius ludovicianus excubitorides AB SK MBApr 1986
1 ↔Warbler, HoodedWilsonia citrina ONNov 2000
Reptiles (8)
2 ↑Gartersnake, Butler'sThamnophis butleri ONNov 2001
 Rattlesnake, Eastern MassasaugaSistrurus catenatus catenatus ONApr 1991
2 ↔Snake, Black RatElaphe obsoleta obsoleta ONMay 2000
2 ↔Snake, Eastern FoxElaphe vulpina gloydi ONMay 2000
2 ↑Snake, Eastern Hog-nosedHeterodon platirhinos ONNov 2001
2 ↔Snake, QueenRegina septemvittata ONMay 2000
 Turtle, Blanding'sEmydoidea blandingiNova Scotia populationNSApr 1993
 Turtle, Spiny SoftshellApalone spinifera ON QCApr 1991
Amphibians (5)
2+Salamander, Allegheny Mountain DuskyDesmognathus ochrophaeus QCNov 2001
1Salamander, JeffersonAmbystoma jeffersonianum ONNov 2000
1 ↑Salamander, Pacific GiantDicamptodon tenebrosus BCNov 2000
2 ↑Spadefoot, Great BasinSpea intermontana BCNov 2001
2+Toad, Fowler'sBufo fowleri ONNov 2000
Fishes (21)
2+Chubsucker, LakeErimyzon sucetta ONNov 2001
 Cisco, BlackfinCoregonus nigripinnis ONApr 1988
 Cisco, ShortjawCoregonus zenithicus NT AB SK MB ONApr 1987
 Cisco, ShortnoseCoregonus reighardi ONApr 1987
 Darter, ChannelPercina copelandi ON QCApr 1993
2 ↔Darter, EasternSand Ammocrypta pellucida ON QCNov 2000
2 ↑Gar, SpottedLepisosteus oculatus ONNov 2000
2 ↑Lamprey, CowichanLake Lampetra macrostoma BCNov 2000
 Madtom, MarginedNoturus insignis ON QCApr 1989
2+Minnow, WesternSilvery Hybognathus argyritis ABNov 2001
 Redhorse, BlackMoxostoma duquesnei ONApr 1988
 Redhorse, CopperMoxostoma hubbsi QCApr 1987
2 ↑Sculpin, CultusPygmy Cottus sp. BCNov 2000
 Sculpin, DeepwaterMyoxocephalus thompsoniGreat Lakes populationsONApr 1987
1 ↔Sculpin, ShortheadCottus confusus BCMay 2001
2 ↑Shiner, RosyfaceNotropis rubellusManitoba populationMBNov 2001
2 ↔Smelt, Lake Utopia DwarfOsmerus sp. NBMay 2000
 Sticklebacks, Enos LakeGasterosteus spp. BCApr 1988
 Whitefish, LakeCoregonus clupeaformisLake Simcoe populationONApr 1987
1Wolffish, NorthernAnarhichas denticulatus Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanMay 2001
1Wolffish, SpottedAnarhichas minor Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanMay 2001
Lepidopterans (2)
1Hairstreak, Behr's (Columbia)Satyrium behrii columbia BCNov 2000
1Skipper, DunEuphyes vestrisWestern populationBCNov 2000
Molluscs (1)
2Abalone, NorthernHaliotis kamtschatkana Pacific coastal watersMay 2000
Plants (34)
1 ↔Aster, AnticostiSymphyotrichum anticostense QC NBMay 2000
1 ↑Aster, Western Silver-leavedSymphyotrichum sericeum MB ONMay 2000
 Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricataON QCApr 1995
2+Aster, White-topSericocarpus rigidus BCMay 2000
1 ↑Blazing Star, DenseLiatris spicata ONMay 2001
1 ↔Blue-flag, WesternIris missouriensis ABMay 2000
2+Braya, Fernald'sBraya fernaldii NFMay 2000
2 ↑BuffalograssBuchloë dactyloides SK MBNov 2001
 Chestnut, AmericanCastanea dentata ONApr 1987
1 ↔Coffee-tree, KentuckyGymnocladus dioicus ONNov 2000
1 ↔ColicrootAletris farinosa ONNov 2000
1Corydalis, Scouler'sCorydalis scouleri BCMay 2001
1 ↔DeerberryVaccinium stamineum ONNov 2000
2 ↔Fern, Mexican MosquitoAzolla mexicana BCMay 2000
2 ↔Gentian, PlymouthSabatia kennedyana NSMay 2000
2 ↔Golden CrestLophiola aurea NSMay 2000
1 ↔GoldensealHydrastis canadensis ONMay 2000
2+Greenbrier, Round-leavedSmilax rotundifoliaGreat Lakes Plains populationONMay 2001
 Jacob's Ladder, van Brunt'sPolemonium van-bruntiae QCApr 1994
1Lily, Lyall's MariposaCalochortus lyallii BCMay 2001
 Lipocarpha, Small-floweredLipocarpha micrantha BC ONApr 1992
1+Mouse-ear-cress, SlenderHalimolobos virgata AB SKMay 2000
1 ↑Orchid, PhantomCephalanthera austiniae BCMay 2000
2+Prairie-clover, HairyDalea villosa var. villosa SK MBMay 2000
2 ↔RedrootLachnanthes caroliana NSMay 2000
1Sanicle, PurpleSanicula bipinnatifida BCMay 2001
1 ↑SoapweedYucca glauca ABMay 2000
 Spiderwort, WesternTradescantia occidentalis AB MBApr 1992
1Spike-rush, TubercledEleocharis tuberculosa NSMay 2000
 Verbena, SandAbronia micrantha AB SKApr 1992
 Violet, Bird's-footViola pedata ONApr 1990
2 ↔Violet, Yellow MontaneViola praemorsa ssp. praemorsa BCMay 2000
2 ↔Water-pennywortHydrocotyle umbellata NSMay 2000
1 ↔Water-willow, AmericanJusticia americana ON QCMay 2000
Mosses (1)
1Moss, Haller's AppleBartramia halleriana BC ABNov 2001
Lichens (0)

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SPECIAL CONCERN CATEGORY (146)
Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range of OccurrenceExamination Date
Mammals (25)
 Bat, FringedMyotis thysanodes BCApr 1988
 Bat, Keen's Long-earedMyotis keenii BCApr 1988
 Bat, SpottedEuderma maculatum BCApr 1988
 Bear, GrizzlyUrsus arctos YT NT NU BC ABApr 1991
Bear, PolarUrsus maritimus YT NT NU MB ON QC NFApr 1999
2 ↔Beaver, MountainAplodontia rufa BCNov 2001
 Cottontail, Nuttall'sSylvilagus nuttallii nuttalliiBritish Columbia populationBCApr 1994
 Fox, GreyUrocyon cinereoargenteus MB ON QCApr 1979
 Kangaroo Rat, Ord'sDipodomys ordii AB SKApr 1995
2 ↔Mole, EasternScalopus aquaticus ONNov 2000
 Mouse, WesternHarvest Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotisBritish Columbia populationBCApr 1994
2 ↔Prairie Dog, Black-tailedCynomys ludovicianus SKNov 2000
 Seal, HarbourPhoca vitulina mellonaeLac des Loups Marins landlocked populationQCApr 1996
 Shrew, GaspéSorex gaspensis QC NB NSApr 1988
 Squirrel, SouthernFlying Glaucomys volans ON QC NB NSApr 1988
2 ↔Vole, WoodlandMicrotus pinetorum ON QCNov 2001
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasEastern High Arctic / Baffin Bay populationNU Arctic OceanApr 1992
 Whale, BlueBalaenoptera musculus Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1983
 Whale, FinBalaenoptera physalus Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1987
 Whale, HumpbackMegaptera novaeangliaeWestern North Atlantic populationAtlantic OceanApr 1985
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific offshore populationPacific OceanNov 2001
 Whale, Northern BottlenoseHyperoodon ampullatusGully populationAtlantic OceanApr 1996
 Whale, Sowerby's BeakedMesoplodon bidens Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1 RWolf, EasternCanis lupus lycaon ON QCMay 2001
 WolverineGulo guloWestern populationYT NT NU BC AB SK MB ONApr 1989
Birds (21)
1 ↔Chat, Eastern YellowbreastedIcteria virens virens ONNov 2000
 Curlew, Long-billedNumenius americanus BC AB SKApr 1992
1 ↓Duck, HarlequinHistrionicus histrionicusEastern populationNU QC NB NS NFMay 2001
2 ↔Falcon, Peale's PeregrineFalco peregrinus pealei BCNov 2001
Falcon, Tundra PeregrineFalco peregrinus tundrius YT NT NU QC NFApr 1992
1Goldeneye, Barrow'sBucephala islandicaEastern populationQC NB NS PE NFNov 2000
2 ↔Gull, IvoryPagophila eburnea YT NT NU NFNov 2001
Hawk, FerruginousButeo regalis AB SK MBApr 1995
Hawk, Red-shoulderedButeo lineatus ON QCApr 1996
 Heron, Pacific Great BlueArdea herodias fannini BCApr 1997
 Murrelet, AncientSynthliboramphus antiquus BCApr 1993
2 ↔Owl, BarnTyto albaWestern populationBCNov 2001
2 ↔Owl, FlammulatedOtus flammeolus BCNov 2001
 Owl, Short-earedAsio flammeus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1994
2 ↔Rail, YellowCoturnicops noveboracensis NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NBNov 2001
1 ↔Sparrow, "Ipswich" SavannahPasserculus sandwichensis princeps NSMay 2000
 Thrush, Bicknell'sCatharus bicknelli QC NB NSApr 1999
 Warbler, CeruleanDendroica cerulea ON QCApr 1993
Waterthrush, LouisianaSeiurus motacilla ON QCApr 1996
2 ↔Woodpecker, Lewis'sMelanerpes lewis BCNov 2001
 Woodpecker, Red-headedMelanerpes erythrocephalus SK MB ON QCApr 1996
Reptiles (6)
 Lizard, Eastern Short-hornedPhrynosoma douglassii brevirostre AB SKApr 1992
 Racer, Eastern Yellow-belliedColuber constrictor flaviventris SKApr 1991
 Skink, Five-linedEumeces fasciatus ONApr 1998
 Skink, Northern Prairieseptentrionalis MBApr 1989
 Turtle, SpottedClemmys guttata ON QCApr 1991
 Turtle, WoodClemmys insculpta ON QC NB NSApr 1996
Amphibians (7)
1Frog, Coast TailedAscaphus truei BCMay 2000
 Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensPrairie populationAB SK MBApr 1998
 Frog, Northern Red-leggedRana aurora BCApr 1999
2+ ↔Salamander, Coeur d'AlènePlethodon idahoensis BCNov 2001
 Salamander, SmallmouthAmbystoma texanum ONApr 1991
 Salamander, SpringGyrinophilus porphyriticus ON QCApr 1999
 Toad, Great PlainsBufo cognatus AB SK MBApr 1999
Fishes (37)
 Buffalo, BigmouthIctiobus cyprinellus SK MB ONApr 1989
 Buffalo, BlackIctiobus niger ONApr 1989
1 ↔Chub, SilverMacrhybopsis storeriana MB ONMay 2001
 Cisco, SpringCoregonus sp. QCApr 1992
 Cod, AtlanticGadus morhua Atlantic OceanApr 1998
 Dace, RedsideClinostomus elongatus ONApr 1987
 Dace, SpeckledRhinichthys osculus BCApr 1980
 Dace, UmatillaRhinichthys umatilla BCApr 1988
 Darter, GreensideEtheostoma blennioides ONApr 1990
 Killifish, BandedFundulus diaphanusNewfoundland populationNFApr 1989
 KiyiCoregonus kiyi ONApr 1988
 Lamprey, ChestnutIchthyomyzon castaneus SK MBApr 1991
 Lamprey, NorthernBrook Ichthyomyzon fossor MB ON QCApr 1991
RMadtom, NorthernNoturus stigmosus ONApr 1998
1 ↔Minnow, PugnoseOpsopoeodus emiliae ONMay 2000
 Prickleback, PigheadAcantholumpenus mackayi Arctic OceanApr 1989
Redhorse, RiverMoxostoma carinatum ON QCApr 1987
 Sardine, PacificSardinops sagax Pacific OceanApr 1987
1Sculpin, Columbia MottledCottus bairdi hubbsi BCMay 2000
 Sculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornisFreshwater formNT NUApr 1989
 Shiner, BigmouthNotropis dorsalis MBApr 1985
2+ ↔Shiner, BridleNotropis bifrenatus ON QCNov 2001
 Shiner, PugnoseNotropis anogenus ONApr 1985
Shiner, SilverNotropis photogenis ONApr 1987
 Stickleback, Charlotte UnarmouredGasterosteus aculeatus BCApr 1983
 Stickleback, GiantGasterosteus sp. BCApr 1980
 Sturgeon, GreenAcipenser medirostris BCApr 1987
 Sturgeon, ShortnoseAcipenser brevirostrum NBApr 1980
 Sturgeon, WhiteAcipenser transmontanus BCApr 1990
2+ ↔Sucker, SpottedMinytrema melanops ONNov 2001
 Sunfish, OrangespottedLepomis humilis ONApr 1989
 Sunfish, RedbreastLepomis auritus NBApr 1989
1 ↔Topminnow, BlackstripeFundulus notatus ONMay 2001
2+ ↔WarmouthLepomis gulosus ONNov 2001
 Whitefish, SquangaCoregonus sp. YTApr 1987
1Wolffish, AtlanticAnarhichas lupusNorth Atlantic OceanNov 2000
 Wolffish, BeringAnarhichas orientalis Arctic OceanApr 1989
Lepidopterans (2)
2 ↔MonarchDanaus plexippus BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PENov 2001
1Weidemeyer's AdmiralLimenitis weidemeyerii ABMay 2000
Molluscs (1)
1Oyster, OlympiaOstrea conchaphila BCNov 2000
Plants (44)
1 ↓Ash, BlueFraxinus quadrangulata ONNov 2000
 Aster, BathurstSymphyotrichum subulatumBathurst populationNBApr 1992
 Aster, Crooked-stemSymphyotrichum prenanthoides ONApr 1999
 Aster, Gulf of St. LawrenceSymphyotrichum laurentianum QC NB PEApr 1989
 Aster, WillowSymphyotrichum praealtum ONApr 1999
 Bartonia, BranchedBartonia paniculata ssp.paniculata ONApr 1992
1Beggarticks, Vancouver IslandBidens amplissima BCNov 2001
 Bulrush, Long'sScirpus longii NSApr 1994
 Columbo, AmericanFrasera caroliniensis ONApr 1993
1Fern, American Hart's-tongueAsplenium scolopendrium var. americanum ONNov 2000
 Fern, Broad BeechPhegopteris hexagonoptera ON QCApr 1983
2 ↔Fern, Coastal WoodDryopteris arguta BCNov 2001
 Fleabane, Provancher'sErigeron philadelphicus ssp. provancheri QCApr 1992
 Gentian, Victorin'sGentianopsis victorinii QCApr 1987
1Goldenrod, Riddell'sSolidago riddellii MB ONNov 2000
 Goosefoot, SmoothChenopodium subglabrum AB SK MBApr 1992
 Green DragonArisaema dracontium ON QCApr 1984
 Hackberry, DwarfCeltis tenuifolia ONApr 1985
2 ↔Hairgrass, MackenzieDeschampsia mackenzieana SKNov 2001
Helleborine, GiantEpipactis gigantea BCApr 1998
 Hop-tree, CommonPtelea trifoliata ON QCApr 1984
 Hyacinth, WildCamassia scilloides ONApr 1990
Indian-plantain, TuberousArnoglossum plantagineum ONApr 1999
 LilaeopsisLilaeopsis chinensis NSApr 1987
 Locoweed, Hare-footedOxytropis lagopus ABApr 1995
 Meadowfoam, Macoun'sLimnanthes macounii BCApr 1988
2 ↔Milk-vetch, Fernald'sAstragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii QC NF Nov2001
Oak, ShumardQuercus shumardii ONApr 1999
 Orchid, Eastern Prairie FringedPlatanthera leucophaea ONApr 1986
2+ ↓Pepperbush, SweetClethra alnifolia NSMay 2001
 Pondweed, Hill'sPotamogeton hillii ONApr 1986
 Quillwort, Bolander'sIsoëtes bolanderi ABApr 1995
 Rose, Climbing PrairieRosa setigera ONApr 1986
 Rose-mallow, SwampHibiscus moscheutos ONApr 1987
 Rue-anemone, FalseEnemion biternatum ONApr 1990
 Rush, New JerseyJuncus caesariensis NSApr 1992
1Tansy, FloccoseTanacetum huronense var. floccosum SKMay 2000
Thrift, AthabascaArmeria maritima ssp. interior SKApr 1999
 Water-hemlock, Victorin'sCicuta maculata var. victorinii QCApr 1987
1Willow, Felt-leafSalix silicicola NU SKMay 2000
1Willow, Sand-dune Short-capsuledSalix brachycarpa var. SKMay 2000
1Willow, Turnor'sSalix turnorii SKMay 2000
1Woolly-heads, TallPsilocarphus elatiorPrairie populationAB SKMay 2001
1Yarrow, Large-headed WoollyAchillea millefolium var. megacephalum SKMay 2000
Mosses (0)
Lichens (3)
 Cryptic PawNephroma occultum BCApr 1995
 Oldgrowth SpecklebellyPseudocyphellaria rainierensis BCApr 1996
 Seaside BoneHypogymnia heterophylla BCApr 1996

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List 2. Species examined and designated in the NOT AT RISK category with geographical occurrence and date of last examination (143 species).

NOT AT RISK (143)
Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range of OccurrenceExamination Date
Mammals (47)
1Badger taxus subspecies, AmericanTaxidae taxus taxus AB SK MBMay 2000
Bear, American BlackUrsus americanus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NFApr 1999
1 ↔Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouNewfoundland populationNFMay 2000
1Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouNorthern Mountain populationYT NT BCMay 2000
Cottontail, Nuttall'sSylvilagus nuttallii pinetisPrairie populationAB SKApr 1994
 Dolphin, AtlanticWhite-sided Lagenorhynchus acutus Atlantic OceanApr 1991
 Dolphin, BottlenoseTursiops truncatus Atlantic OceanApr 1993
 Dolphin, CommonDelphinus delphis Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1991
 Dolphin, Northern Right WhaleLissodelphis borealis Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Dolphin, Pacific White-sidedLagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Dolphin, Risso'sGrampus griseus Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Dolphin, StripedStenella coeruleoalba Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1993
 Dolphin, White-beakedLagenorhynchus albirostris North Atlantic OceanApr 1998
Gopher, Plains PocketGeomys bursarius MBApr 1998
1 ↔Lynx, CanadaLynx canadensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NFMay 2001
NarwhalMonodon monceros Arctic OceanApr 1987
 Porpoise, Dall'sPhocoenoides dalli Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Sea Lion, CaliforniaZalophus californianus Pacific coastal watersApr 1987
 Sea Lion, StellerEumetopias jubatus Pacific coastal watersApr 1987
 Seal, BeardedErignathus barbatus Arctic and Atlantic coastal watersApr 1994
 Seal, GreyHalichoerus grypus Atlantic coastal watersApr 1999
 Seal, HarbourPhoca vitulina richardsi Pacific coastal watersApr 1999
 Seal, HoodedCystophora cristata Atlantic coastal watersApr 1986
 Seal, Northern ElephantMirounga angustirostris Pacific coastal watersApr 1986
 Seal, Northern FurCallorhinus ursinus Pacific coastal watersApr 1996
 Seal, RingedPhoca hispida Arctic and Atlantic coastal watersApr 1989
 Squirrel, Cascade Mantled GroundSpermophilus saturatus BCApr 1992
 Squirrel, FoxSciurus niger MB ONApr 1979
 Walrus, AtlanticOdobenus rosmarus rosmarusEastern Arctic populationArctic OceanApr 1987
Weasel, Long-tailedMustela frenata longicaudaPrairie populationAB SK MBApr 1993
 Whale, Baird's BeakedBerardius bairdii Pacific OceanApr 1992
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasWestern Hudson Bay populationArctic OceanApr 1993
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasBeaufort Sea / Arctic Ocean populationArctic OceanApr 1985
 Whale, Blainville's BeakedMesoplodon densirostris Atlantic OceanApr 1989
 Whale, Cuvier's BeakedZiphius cavirostris Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Whale, False KillerPseudorca crassidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Whale, Grey Eschrichtius robustusNortheast Pacific population Pacific OceanApr 1987
 Whale, Hubb's BeakedMesoplodon carlhubbsi Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Whale, Long-finned PilotGlobicephala melas Atlantic OceanApr 1994
 Whale, Northern BottlenoseHyperoodon ampullatus Atlantic OceanApr 1993
 Whale, Pygmy SpermKogia breviceps Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1994
 Whale, Short-finnedPilot Globicephala macrorhynchus Pacific OceanApr 1993
 Whale, SpermPhyseter macrocephalus Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1996
 Whale, Stejneger's BeakedMesoplodon stejneri Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Whale, True's BeakedMesoplodon mirus Atlantic OceanApr 1989
 Wolf, Northern GreyCanis lupus occidentalis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NFApr 1999
 Wolf, Southern GreyCanis lupus nubilus BCApr 1999
Birds (35)
Bluebird, EasternSialia sialis AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEApr 1996
1 ↔Chat, Western Yellow-breastedIcteria virens auricollisPrairie populationAB SKNov 2000
 Coot, AmericanFulica americana YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1991
 Cormorant, Double-crestedPhalocrocorax auritus YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1978
 Crane, Greater SandhillGrus canadensis tabida BC MB ONApr 1979
 Eagle, BaldHaliaeetus leucocephalus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1984
Eagle, GoldenAquila chrysaetos YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NFApr 1996
Falcon, PrairieFalco mexicanus BC AB SKApr 1996
 Flycatcher, GreyEmpidonax wrightii BCApr 1992
 Goshawk, NorthernAccipiter gentilis atricapillus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1995
 Grebe, Red-neckedPodiceps grisegena YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NS NFApr 1982
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus YT NT NU BC AB SK ON QC NS PE NFApr 1987
 Harrier, NorthernCircus cyaneus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1993
Hawk, Cooper'sAccipiter cooperii BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
 Hawk, Red-tailedButeo jamaicensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1995
 Hawk, Rough-leggedButeo lagopus YT NT NU BC MB ON QC NFApr 1995
Hawk, Sharp-shinnedAccipiter striatus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1997
 Loon, CommonGavia immer YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1997
 Loon, Yellow-billedGavia adamsii YT NT NU BC AB MB QCApr 1997
 MerlinFalco columbarius YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1985
 Owl, BorealAegolius funereus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1995
Owl, GreatGrey Strix nebulosa YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QCApr 1996
 Owl, Northern HawkSurnia ulula YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NFApr 1992
 Owl, SnowyNyctea scandiaca YT NT NU MB QC NFApr 1995
Pelican, AmericanWhite Pelecanus erythrorhynchos BC AB SK MB ONApr 1987
 Screech-Owl, EasternOtus asio SK MB ON QC NBApr 1986
 Sparrow, Baird'sAmmodramus bairdii AB SK MBApr 1996
 Sparrow, Nelson's SharptailedAmmodramus nelsoni BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEApr 1998
Swan, TrumpeterCygnus buccinator YT NT BC AB SK ONApr 1996
Tern, BlackChlidonias niger NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
Tern, CaspianSterna caspia NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NFApr 1999
 Tern, CommonSterna hirundo NT AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1998
Warbler, PrairieDendroica discolor ONApr 1999
 Wren, CanyonCatherpes mexicanus BCApr 1992
 Wren, SedgeCistothorus platensis AB SK MB ON QC NBApr 1993
Reptiles (1)
 Racer, Western YellowbelliedColuber constrictor mormon BCApr 1991
Amphibians (12)
 EnsatinaEnsatina eschscholtzii BCApr 1999
1Frog, Columbia SpottedRana luteiventris YT BC ABMay 2000
 Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensEastern populationON QC NB NS NFApr 1999
 Frog, PickerelRana palustris ON QC NB NSApr 1999
1Frog, Western ChorusPseudacris triseriata ON QCMay 2001
1MudpuppyNecturus maculosus MB ON QCMay 2000
 Salamander, Four-toedHemidactylium scutatum ON QC NB NSApr 1999
 Salamander, Northern DuskyDesmognathus fuscus ON QC NBApr 1999
 Salamander, NorthwesternAmbystoma gracile BCApr 1999
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumPrairie / Boreal populationAB SK MBNov 2001
1Salamander, WesternPlethodon vehiculum BCNov 2001
 Red-backed Treefrog, Cope's GreyHyla chrysoscelis MBApr 1999
Fishes (31)
 BloaterCoregonus hoyi ONApr 1988
 Chub, HornyheadNocomis biguttatus MB ONApr 1988
 Chub, RiverNocomis micropogon ONApr 1988
 Dace, LeopardRhinichthys falcatus BCApr 1990
 Darter, LeastEtheostoma microperca ONApr 1989
 Darter, RiverPercina shumardi MB ONApr 1989
 Darter, TessellatedEthoestoma olmstedi ON QCApr 1993
 Herring, BluebackAlosa aestivalis NB NSApr 1980
 Killifish, BandedFundulus diaphanusMainland populationMB ON QC NB NS PE NFApr 1989
1 √Madtom, BrindledNoturus miurus ONMay 2001
 Minnow, BluntnosePimephales notatus MB ON QCApr 1998
 Minnow, CutlipsExoglossum maxillingua ON QCApr 1994
 Minnow, Eastern SilveryHybognathus regius ON QCApr 1997
 Pickerel, ChainEsox niger QC NB NSApr 1997
 Pickerel, RedfinEsox americanus americanus QCApr 1998
 Redhorse, GoldenMoxostoma erythrurum MB ONApr 1989
 Sculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornisSalt water formAtlantic ocean Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Sculpin, SpoonheadCottus ricei YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QCApr 1989
 Shiner, BlackchinNotropis heterodon MB ON QC Apr1994
 Shiner, GhostNotropis buchanani ONApr 1993
 Shiner, RedfinLythrurus umbratilis ONApr 1988
 Shiner, RosyfaceNotropis rubellusEastern populationON QCApr 1994
 Shiner, StripedLuxilus chrysocephalus ONApr 1993
 Shiner, WeedNotropis texanus MBApr 1999
 Silverside, BrookLabidesthes sicculus ON QCApr 1989
Stoneroller, CentralCampostoma anomalum ONApr 1998
 Sturgeon, LakeAcipenser fulvescens AB SK MB ON QCApr 1986
 Sucker, MountainCatostomus platyrhynchus BC AB SKApr 1991
 Sunfish, GreenLepomis cyanellus ONApr 1987
 Sunfish, LongearLepomis megalotis ON QCApr 1987
 Y-PricklebackAllolumpenus hypochromus BCApr 1991
Lepidopterans (0)
Molluscs (1)
1Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisWestern populationBC ABNov 2001
Plants (16)
 Aster, Short'sSymphyotrichum shortii ONApr 1999
 Aster, YukonSymphyotrichum yukonense YT NTApr 1996
 Brickellia, Large-floweredBrickellia grandiflora BC ABApr 1996
 FameflowerTalinum sediforme BCApr 1990
 Fleabane, DwarfErigeron radicatus AB SKApr 1996
 Goldenweed, Northern MockStenotus borealis YTApr 1997
 Mermaid, FalseFloerkea proserpinacoides ON QC NSApr 1984
 Phlox, BluePhlox alyssifolia AB SKApr 1996
 Pink, RushStephanomeria runcinata AB SKApr 1996
 Rhododendron, PacificRhododendron macrophyllum BCApr 1997
 Sagebrush, Wood'sArtemisia rupestris ssp. woodii YTApr 1997
 Sedge, NebraskaCarex nebrascensis ABApr 1995
 Stitchwort, SandStellaria arenicola AB SKApr 1992
 Wallflower, Narrow-leavedErysimum angustatum YTApr 1993
Willow, Tyrrell'sSalix tyrrellii SKApr 1999
 Wooly-heads, SlenderPsilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus BCApr 1996
Mosses (0)
Lichens (0)

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List 3. Species examined and designated in the DATA DEFICIENT category because of insufficient scientific information, with geographic occurrence and date of last examination (23 species).

 

DATA DEFICIENT (23)
Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range of OccurrenceExamination Date
Mammals (8)
R CougarPuma concolor couguarEastern populationON QC NB NSApr 1998
 Mouse, Western HarvestReithrodontomys megalotis dycheiPrairie populationABApr 1994
 Porpoise, HarbourPhocoena phocoenaPacific Ocean populationPacific OceanApr 1991
 Seal, HarbourPhoca vitulina concolor Atlantic and Arctic coastal watersApr 1999
 Vole, SagebrushLemmiscus curtatus AB SKApr 1996
 Whale, Dwarf SpermKogia simus Pacific OceanApr 1997
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNorthwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populationsArctic Ocean AtlanticOcean Nov 2001
 Wolf, Arctic GreyCanis lupus arctos NT NUApr 1999
Birds (3)
 Poorwill, CommonPhalaenoptilus nuttallii BC AB SKApr 1993
 Screech-Owl, WesternOtus kennicottii BCApr 1995
 Tern, Forster'sSterna forsteri BC AB SK MB ONApr 1996
Reptiles (0)
Amphibians (0)
Fishes (6)
 Catfish, FlatheadPylodictis olivaris ONApr 1993
 ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceus BCApr 1997
 Cisco, BeringCoregonus laurettae YTApr 1990
 Lamprey, DarktailLethenteron alaskense NTApr 1990
 Sculpin, SpinynoseAsemichthys taylori Pacific coastApr 1997
2 ↔Whitefish, LakeCoregonus clupeaformisMira River populationNSNov 2000
Lepidopterans (0)
Molluscs (2)
1Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisEastern populationON QCNov 2001
 Snail, GatineauTadpole Physella parkeri latchfordi QCApr 1997
Plants (4)
 Barley, LittleHordeum pusillum ABApr 1993
 Goldenweed, Rabbit-brushEricameria bloomeri BCApr 1997
 Pinweed, ImpoverishedLechea intermedia var. SKApr 1997
 Whitlow-grass, KananaskisDraba kananaskis ABApr 1992
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Record of Status Re-examinations

"Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Acadian Flycatcher

Designated Endangered in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Allegheny MountainDusky Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

American Badger

Designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Original Canada-wide listing de-activated in May 2000 when the American Badger was split according to subspecies.

American Black Bear

Designated Not at Risk in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

American Ginseng

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

American Marten (Newfoundland population)

Designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1996. Status reexamined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

American Water-willow

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

American White Pelican

Designated Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Anatum Peregrine Falcon

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-assessed and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Anticosti Aster

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Athabasca Thrift

Designated Threatened in April 1981. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Atlantic Walrus (Northwest Atlantic population)

Extirpated around 1850. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Atlantic Whitefish

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Aurora Trout

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Baird's Sparrow

Designated Threatened in April 1989. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

BanffLongnose Dace

Extinct since 1986. Designated Extinct in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Banff Springs Snail

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Barn Owl

Canadian range was considered as a whole when the Barn Owl was designated as Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999, COSEWIC assessed the Western and Eastern populations of this species separately. The original listing for the Canadian range of the Barn Owl was de-activated.

Barn Owl (Eastern population)

Canadian range was considered as a whole when the Barn Owl was designated as Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999, COSEWIC assessed the Western and Eastern populations of this species separately. The Eastern population was designated Endangered. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Barn Owl (Western population)

Canadian range was considered as a whole when the Barn Owl was designated as Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999, the Western and Eastern populations of this species were assessed separately. The Western population was designated Special Concern. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bashful Bulrush

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Bearded Owl-clover

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence River population)

Designated Endangered in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1997. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Benthic Hadley Lake Stickleback

Extinct in 1999. Designated Extinct in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Benthic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Benthic Vananda Creek Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Black Rat Snake

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Black Tern

Designated Not at Risk in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Black-footed Ferret

Extirpated by 1974. Designated Extirpated in April 1978. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1988, April 1999 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blackstripe Topminnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Blue Ash

Designated Threatened in April 1983. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Blue Walleye

Extinct since 1965. Designated Extinct in April 1985. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bluehearts

Designated Threatened in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blunt-lobed Woodsia

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bowhead Whale (Eastern and Western Arctic Populations)

Designated Endangered in April 1980. Split into two populations (Eastern Arctic and Western Arctic) to allow a separate designation for the Western Arctic population in April 1986. Original listing was de-activated.

Bridle Shiner

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Brindled Madtom

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Buffalograss

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Burrowing Owl

Designated Threatened in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1991. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Butler's Gartersnake

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

CanadaLynx

Designated Not at Risk in April 1989. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Caspian Tern

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Central Stoneroller

Designated Special Concern in 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in 1998. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Coastal Wood Fern

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Coeur d'Alène Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Colicroot

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Cooper's Hawk

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Cougar (Eastern population)

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined in April 1998 and designated Data Deficient. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Cowichan LakeLamprey

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Cucumber Tree

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Deepwater Cisco

Extinct since 1952. Designated Extinct in April 1988. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Deerberry

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Deltoid Balsamroot

Designated in April 1996 as Endangered. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Dense Blazing Star

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Drooping Trillium

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-assessed and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Dwarf Wedgemussel

Extirpated by 1968. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Bluebird

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Fox Snake

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike

Entire Canadian range designated as Threatened in April 1986. Split according to subspecies in April 1991. The migrans subspecies was uplisted to Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Mole

Designated Special Concern in April 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1998 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Mountain Avens

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Sand Darter

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Wolf

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999. Status re-examined in May 2001 and designated Special Concern. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eelgrass Limpet

Extinct since 1929. Designated Extinct in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Engelmann's Quillwort

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Ermine haidarum subspecies

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eskimo Curlew

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

False Hop Sedge

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Fernald's Braya

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Fernald's Milk-vetch

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ferruginous Hawk

Designated Threatened in April 1980. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1995. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Flammulated Owl

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1999 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Fowler's Toad

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Frosted Elfin

Extirpated by 1988. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Furbish's Lousewort

Designated Endangered in April 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Gattinger's Agalinis

Designated Endangered in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Giant Helleborine

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1998. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Golden Crest

Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Golden Eagle

Designated Not at Risk in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Golden Paintbrush

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Goldenseal

Designated Threatened in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Gravel Chub

Last recorded in Thames River drainage, ON in 1958. Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Extirpated in April 1987. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Auk

Believed to be Extinct since 1844. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Basin Spadefoot

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Grey Owl

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1990. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Last reported in 1987. Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and uplisted to Extirpated in April 1990. Status re-confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Grey Whale (Atlantic population)

Extirpated before the end of the 1800's. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Grizzly Bear

Canadian range considered as one population and designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Split into two populations in April 1991 (Prairie population and [non-prairie population]). Original listing for "Grizzly Bear" across Canada de-activated.

Grizzly Bear (Prairie population)

Canadian range considered as one population and designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Split into two populations in April 1991 (Prairie population and [non-prairie population]). Prairie population designated Extirpated in April 1991. The species disappeared from the prairies in the 1880s. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Gyrfalcon

Designated Not at Risk in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Hairy Prairie-clover

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Harbour Porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population)

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1991. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Harlequin Duck (Eastern population)

The Eastern population was designated Endangered in April 1990. Status reexamined and downlisted to Special Concern in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Heart-leaved Plantain

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Henslow's Sparrow

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Hoary Mountain-mint

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Hooded Warbler

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Hotwater Physa

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Humpback Whale (Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations)

The "Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations" were given a single designation of Threatened in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1985 (Western North Atlantic population and North Pacific population). Original listing was de-activated.

IllinoisTick-trefoil

No site records since 1888. Designated Extirpated in April 1991. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Island Marble

Extirpated by 1910. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ivory Gull

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Juniper Sedge

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Karner Blue

Has not been observed since 1991. Designated Extirpated in April 1997. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

KentuckyCoffee-tree

Designated Threatened in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations)

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Original listing for Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations) was de-activated in November 2001 when the listing was split into two populations: Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population) and Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population).

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population)

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Killer Whale (Northwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populations)

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

King Rail

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Kirtland's Warbler

Designated Endangered in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Labrador Duck

Believed to be Extinct since 1875. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Lake Chubsucker

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Lake UtopiaDwarf Smelt

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Lake Whitefish (Mira River population)

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Large Whorled Pogonia

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Least Bittern

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Leatherback Turtle

Designated Endangered in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Lewis's Woodpecker

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Hadley Lake Stickleback

Extinct in 1999. Designated Extinct in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Vananda Creek Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Loggerhead Shrike

Entire Canadian range was designated as Threatened in April 1986. The excubitorides and the migrans subspecies were designated separately in April 1991, and the original listing was de-activated.

Long's Braya

Designated Endangered in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)

Designated Threatened in April 1982. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1993. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Longjaw Cisco

Extinct since 1975. Designated Extinct in April 1985. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

LouisianaWaterthrush

Designated Special Concern in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Mackenzie Hairgrass

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Marbled Murrelet

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Maritime Ringlet

Designated Endangered in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Mexican Mosquito Fern

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Monarch

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Morrison Creek Lamprey

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Mountain Beaver

Designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed as Special Concern in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Mountain Plover

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Narwhal

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Nodding Pogonia

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Nooksack Dace

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Abalone

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Cricket Frog

Designated Endangered in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Northern Leopard Frog (Southern Mountain population)

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Madtom

Examined in April 1993 and placed in the Data Deficient category. Re-examined in April 1998 and designated Special Concern. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Northern Riffleshell

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Northern Spotted Owl

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)

Designated Not at Risk in 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1994. Last assessment based on an update status report.

OregonSpotted Frog

Designated Endangered in an emergency listing in November 1999. Status reexamined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on a new status report.

Pacific Giant Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pacific Water Shrew

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Paddlefish

Disappeared from Canada in approximately 1917. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pallid Bat

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Passenger Pigeon

Believed to be Extinct since 1914. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Peale's Peregrine Falcon

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Peary Caribou

The Canadian range of the Peary Caribou was considered as a whole in April 1979 and designated Threatened. In April 1991, the population was split to allow designation of three separate populations (Banks Island, High Arctic and Low Arctic populations). The original listing was de-activated.

Phantom Orchid

Designated Special Concern in April 1992. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pink Coreopsis

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pink Milkwort

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Piping Plover

Entire Canadian population designated Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1985. In May 2001, the species was re-examined and split into two groups according to subspecies. The melodus subspecies and circumcinctus subspecies were each designated Endangered in May 2001. The original listing for the entire Canadian population was de-activated.

Pitcher's Thistle

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pixie Poacher

Designated Data Deficient in April 1991. Status re-examined in November 2001. The species was determined to be ineligible for further consideration by COSEWIC because scientific study has shown that it is not a valid taxon. Species was deactivated in November 2001.

Plains Pocket Gopher

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1998. Last assessment based on an update status report.

PlymouthGentian

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Polar Bear

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Special Concern in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed as Special Concern in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Prairie Falcon

Designated Not at Risk in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1982 and in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Prairie Lupine

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Prairie Warbler

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Prothonotary Warbler

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pugnose Minnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Purple Twayblade

Designated Threatened in April 1989. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed as Endangered in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)

Last reported in 1898. Designated Extirpated in April 1992. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Queen Charlotte Goshawk

Designated Special Concern in April 1995. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Queen Snake

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Rayed Bean

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Red Mulberry

Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Redroot

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Right Whale

Designated Endangered in 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1985 and in April 1990. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Rigid Apple Moss

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

River Redhorse

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Roseate Tern

Designated Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Endangered status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ross's Gull

Designated Special Concern in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Rosyface Shiner (Manitoba population)

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Round-leaved Greenbrier (Great Lakes Plains population)

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Sage Grouse (British Columbia population)

Has not been reported since the 1960's. Designated Extirpated in April 1997. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sage Grouse (Prairie population)

Given conditional designation of Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1998 based on a revised status report. Status reexamined confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sage Thrasher

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Scarlet Ammannia

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sea Mink

Believed Extinct since 1894. Designated Extinct in April 1986. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sea Otter

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

SeasideBirds-foot Lotus

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

SeasideCentipede

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1997. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Sharp-tailed Snake

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Shorthead Sculpin

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Showy Goldenrod

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Shumard Oak

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Silver Chub

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Silver Shiner

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Skinner's Agalinis

Designated Endangered in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Slender Bush-clover

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Slender Mouse-ear-cress

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report with an addendum.

Small White Lady's-slipper

Designated Endangered in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Small Whorled Pogonia

Designated Endangered in April 1982. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Soapweed

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Southern Maidenhair Fern

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spotted Gar

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spotted Sucker

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1994 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Spotted Wintergreen

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sprague's Pipit

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spring blue-eyed Mary

No site records since 1954. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sweet Pepperbush

Designated Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Swift Fox

Last seen in Saskatchewan in 1928. Designated Extirpated in April 1978. Status reexamined and downlisted to Endangered in April 1998 after successful reintroductions. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Thread-leaved Sundew

Designated Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Tiny Cryptanthe

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Toothcup

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Trumpeter Swan

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Tuberous Indian-plantain

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Tundra Peregrine Falcon

Designated Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1992. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Tyrrell's Willow

Designated Threatened in April 1981. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Vancouver IslandMarmot

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1997 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Virginia Goat's-rue

Designated Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Warmouth

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Water-pennywort

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Water-plantain Buttercup

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Wavy-rayed Lampmussel

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Western Blue-flag

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Silver-leaved Aster

Designated Special Concern in 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Silvery Minnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

The British Columbia population of the auricollis subspecies was designated. Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)

The Prairie population of the auricollis subspecies was designated Not at Risk in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White Prairie Gentian

Designated Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White-headed Woodpecker

Designated Threatened in April 1992. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White-top Aster

Designated Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Whooping Crane

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Wolverine

Canadian range considered as one population in April 1982 and designated Special Concern. Split into two populations in April 1989 (Western and Eastern populations). Original listing was de-activated.

Wood Bison

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Wood-poppy

Designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Woodland Caribou (Atlantic-Gaspésie population)

Atlantic-Gaspésie population designated as Threatened in April 1984. Status reexamined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Labrador-Ungava population)

Labrador-Ungava population designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Labrador-Ungava population de-activated in May 2000.

Woodland Caribou (Newfoundland population)

Newfoundland population designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Western population)

Western population designated Special Concern in April 1984. Western population deactivated in May 2000. Former Western population is contained within the following newly designated populations: Northern Mountain, Southern Mountain, Boreal.

Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies

Extinct by the 1920's. Designated Extinct in April 1984. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Vole

Designated Special Concern in April 1998.Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Yellow Montane Violet

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Yellow Rail

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

 

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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 the list have been used by COSEWIC in the past but are no longer in use. Some common synonyms are also included.

Current Common Name or
Scientific Name (population)
Previous Name (s) or Synonym
Acris crepitansAcris crepitans blanchardi
Allegheny Mountain Dusky SalamanderMountain Dusky Salamander
Arctic Grey WolfGrey Wolf
Ardea herodias fanniniArdea herodias fannini
Arnoglossum plantagineumCacalia plantaginea
Ascaphus montanusAscaphus truei
Ascaphus trueiAscaphus truei (Pacific Coast population); Ascaphus
truei (Southern Mountain population)*
Athene cuniculariaSpeotyto cunicularia
Atlantic WhitefishAcadian Whitefish
Bashful BulrushFew-flowered Club-rush
Benthic Paxton Lake SticklebackBenthic Texada Island Stickleback
Bufo fowleriBufo woodhousii fowleri
Callophrys [Incisalia] irusIncisalia irus
Canada LynxLynx
Coast Tailed FrogTailed Frog (Pacific Coast population)
Coregonus clupeaformis (Lake Simcoe
population)
Coregonus clupeaformis
Coregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)Coregonus clupeaformis
Coregonus huntsmaniCoregonus canadensis
Cowichan Lake LampreyLake Lamprey
Eastern Loggerhead ShrikeLoggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)
Eastern WolfGrey Wolf
Eastern Yellow-breasted ChatYellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)
Eelgrass LimpetBowl Limpet
Enemion biternatumIsopyrum biternatum
Ermine haidarum subspeciesErmine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Eurybia divaricataAster divaricatus
Gentianopsis victoriniiGentiana victorinii
Gymnocladus dioicusGymnocladus dioica
Icteria virens virensIcteria virens virens (Eastern population)
Lake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)Lake Simcoe Whitefish
Lake Whitefish (Mira River population)Mira River Whitefish
Lanius ludovicianus excubitoridesLanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie
population)
Lanius ludovicianus migransLanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)
Limnetic Paxton Lake SticklebackLimnetic Texada Island Stickleback
Lottia alveus alveusLottia alveus
Mudpuppy MusselSalamander Mussel
Mustela erminea haidarumMustela erminea haidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands
population)
Northern Cricket FrogBlanchard's Cricket Frog
Northern Grey WolfGrey Wolf
Northern Mock GoldenweedMacLean's Goldenweed
Northern Spotted OwlSpotted Owl
Pighead PricklebackBlackline Prickleback
Prairie Loggerhead ShrikeLoggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)
Rangifer tarandus dawsoniRangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands
population)
Rigid Apple MossApple Moss
Rocky Mountain Tailed FrogTailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)
Sericocarpus rigidusAster curtus
Southern Grey WolfGrey Wolf
Sowerby's Beaked WhaleNorth Sea Beaked Whale
Spring blue-eyed MaryBlue-eyed Mary
Stenotus borealisHaplopappus macleanii
Strix occidentalis caurinaStrix occidentalis
Symphyotrichum anticostenseAster anticostensis
Symphyotrichum laurentianumAster laurentianus
Symphyotrichum praealtumAster praealtus
Symphyotrichum prenanthoidesAster prenanthoides
Symphyotrichum sericeumVirgulus sericeus
Symphyotrichum shortiiAster shortii
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Bathurst
population)
Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius
Symphyotrichum yukonenseAster yukonensis
Trichophorum planifoliumScirpus 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)
Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspeciesWoodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands
population)

* now known as Ascaphus montanus

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COSEWIC Specialist Groups Contacts(2001-2002)

 

COSEWIC Specialist Groups Contacts(2001-2002)

COSEWIC logo

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) was created in 1977 as a result of arecommendation at the Federal-Provincial Wildlife Conference held in 1976. It arose from the need for a single, official, scientifically sound, national listing of wildlife species at risk. In 1978, COSEWIC designated its first species and produced its first list of Canadian species at risk. Species designated at meetings of the full committee are added to the list.

 

 

Environment Canada          Environnement Canada

Canadian Wildlife Service          Service canadien de la faune

The Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, provides full administrative and financial support to the COSEWIC Secretariat.

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