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Canadian Species at Risk

Names previously used by COSEWIC and synonyms

Common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) previously used by COSEWIC and other synonyms, with reference to the current COSEWIC names.

Previous Name(s) or SynonymCurrent Common Name or Scientific Name (population)
Incisalia irusCallophrys [Incisalia] irus
Tortula laevipilaSyntrichialaevipila
Abronia micranthaTripterocalyxmicranthus
Acadian WhitefishAtlantic Whitefish
AchikunipiHarbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
AcriscrepitansblanchardiAcriscrepitans
American Marten (Newfoundland population)NewfoundlandMarten
Anatum Peregrine Falcon Peregrine Falcon anatum subspecies
Apple MossRigid Apple Moss
Ascaphustruei (Pacific Coast population)Ascaphustruei
Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)Ascaphusmontanus
Aspleniumscolopendrium var. americanum Aspleniumscolopendrium
AsteranticostensisSymphyotrichumanticostense
Aster curtusSericocarpusrigidus
Aster divaricatusEurybiadivaricata
Aster laurentianusSymphyotrichumlaurentianum
Aster praealtusSymphyotrichumpraealtum
Aster prenanthoidesSymphyotrichumprenanthoides
Aster shortiiSymphyotrichumshortii
Aster subulatus var. obtusifoliusSymphyotrichumsubulatum (Bathurst population)
Aster yukonensisSymphyotrichumyukonense
BartoniapaniculataBartoniapaniculata ssp. paniculata
BathurstAsterBathurst Aster (Bathurst population)
Beluga Whale (Beaufort Sea / Arctic Ocean population)Beluga Whale (Eastern Beaufort Sea population)
Beluga Whale (Southeast Baffin Island-Cumberland Sound population)Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound population)
Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence River population)Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence Estuary population)
Benthic Texada Island SticklebackBenthic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Black Rat SnakeEastern Ratsnake
Black RatsnakeEastern Ratsnake
Blanchard's Cricket FrogNorthern Cricket Frog
Blanding's Turtle (Great Lakes population)Blanding's Turtle (Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population)
Blue-eyed MarySpring Blue-eyed Mary
Bottlenose Dolphin Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Bowl LimpetEelgrass Limpet
BufowoodhousiifowleriBufofowleri
Butler ’s Garter SnakeButler 's Gartersnake
Cacalia plantagineaArnoglossumplantagineum
Catostomussp. Catostomuscatostomus
Centrocercusurophasianusphaios (British Columbia population)Centrocercusurophasianusphaios
Centrocercusurophasianusurophasianus (Prairie population)Centrocercusurophasianusurophasianus
CharlotteUnarmoured SticklebacksCharlotteUnarmoured Stickleback
Cimicifuga elataActaeaelata
Clemmys insculptaGlyptemysinsculpta
Clemmys marmorataActinemysmarmorata
Coeur d'Alène SalamanderCoeur d'AleneSalamander
Common Dolphin Short-beaked Common Dolphin
Common Hop-treeCommon Hoptree
Common WatersnakeNorthern Watersnake
Coregonus canadensisCoregonushuntsmani
Coregonus clupeaformisCoregonusclupeaformis (Lake Simcoe population)
CottusbairdihubbsiCottusbairdiihubbsi
CowichanLakeLamprey VancouverLamprey
Cutlips Minnow Cutlip Minnow
Delphinapterus leucas (Beaufort Sea / Arctic Ocean population)Delphinapterusleucas (Eastern Beaufort Sea population)
Delphinapterus leucas (Southeast Baffin Island-Cumberland Sound population)Delphinapterusleucas (Cumberland Sound population)
Delphinapterus leucas (St. Lawrence River population)Delphinapterusleucas (St. Lawrence Estuary population)
Eastern Fox SnakeEastern Foxsnake
Eastern Grey WolfEastern Wolf
Eastern Hognose SnakeEastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Hognosed SnakeEastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Loggerhead ShrikeLoggerhead Shrike migrans subspecies
Eastern MassasaugaMassasauga
Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeMassasauga
Eastern MilksnakeMilksnake
Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid
Eastern Short-horned LizardGreater Short-horned Lizard
Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell
Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies
ElapheobsoletaobsoletaElapheobsoleta
Elaphe vulpina gloydiElaphegloydi
Elgaria coerulea principisElgariacoerulea
Emydoidea blandingiEmydoideablandingii (Nova Scotia population)
Emydoideablandingii (Great Lakes population)Emydoideablandingii (Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population)
Erigeronphiladelphicus ssp. provancheri Erigeronphiladelphicus var. provancheri
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Ermine haidarum subspecies
Eschrichtius robustus (Northeast Pacific population)Eschrichtiusrobustus (Eastern North Pacific population)
EumecesseptentrionalisseptentrionalisEumecesseptentrionalis
Few-flowered Club-rushBashful Bulrush
Gasterosteus aculeatusGasterosteussp.
Gentiana victoriniiGentianopsisvirgata ssp. victorinii
Gentianopsisprocera ssp. macounii var. victoriniiGentianopsisvirgata ssp. victorinii
Gentianopsis victoriniiGentianopsisvirgata ssp. victorinii
Goat's-rueVirginia Goat's-rue
Great BasinGopher SnakeGreat BasinGophersnake
Great BasinSpadefoot ToadGreat BasinSpadefoot
Greater Sandhill CraneSandhill Crane tabida subspecies
Grey Whale (Northeast Pacific population)Grey Whale (Eastern North Pacific population)
Grey WolfArctic Grey Wolf
Grey WolfEastern Wolf
Grey WolfNorthern Grey Wolf
Grey WolfSouthern Grey Wolf
Grizzly Bear [no population name]Grizzly Bear (Northwestern population)
Gymnocladus dioicaGymnocladusdioicus
Haplopappus macleaniiStenotusborealis
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Harbour Seal Harbour Seal Pacific subspecies
Harbour Seal (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked population) Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Hubb's Beaked WhaleHubbs' Beaked Whale
Hyperoodon ampullatusHyperoodon ampullatus (Davis Strait population)
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Gully population)Hyperoodonampullatus (Scotian Shelf population)
Icteriavirensvirens (Eastern population)Icteriavirensvirens
"Ipswich" Savannah SparrowSavannah Sparrow princeps subspecies
Isopyrum biternatumEnemionbiternatum
Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations)Killer Whale (North Pacific resident populations)
Lake ErieWater SnakeLake ErieWatersnake
LakeLampreyVancouverLamprey
Lake SimcoeWhitefishLakeWhitefish (Lake Simcoe population)
Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)Laniusludovicianusexcubitorides
Laniusludovicianusmigrans (Eastern population)Laniusludovicianusmigrans
Leatherback TurtleLeatherback Seaturtle
LethenteronalaskenseLampetraalaskensis
Lewis’ WoodpeckerLewis's Woodpecker
LilaeopsisEastern Lilaeopsis
Limnetic Texada Island SticklebackLimnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)Loggerhead Shrike migrans subspecies
Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)Loggerhead Shrike excubitorides subspecies
Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)Prairie Long-tailed Weasel
Lottia alveusLottiaalveusalveus
LynxCanadaLynx
MacLean's GoldenweedNorthern Mock Goldenweed
Martes americana atrata (Newfoundland population)Martesamericanaatrata
Mexican Mosquito FernMexican Mosquito-fern
MiraRiverWhitefishLakeWhitefish (Mira River population)
Mountain Dusky Salamander AlleghenyMountainDusky Salamander
Mustelaermineahaidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Mustelaermineahaidarum
Mustela frenata longicauda (Prairie population)Mustelafrenatalongicauda
Myoxocephalusthompsoni (Great Lakes populations)Myoxocephalusthompsonii (Great Lakes populations)
Night Snake Nightsnake
North SeaBeaked WhaleSowerby's Beaked Whale
Northern Bottlenose WhaleNorthern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population)
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Gully population)Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)
Northern GoshawkNorthern Goshawk atricapillus subspecies
Northern Leopard Frog (Prairie population)Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)
Northern Prairie SkinkPrairie Skink
Northern Red-legged FrogRed-legged Frog
Northern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)
Northern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)
Northern Spotted OwlSpotted Owl caurina subspecies
Northwestern Alligator LizardNorthern Alligator Lizard
Notropisrubellus (Eastern population)Notropisrubellus
Notropis rubellus (Manitoba population) Notropispercobromus
Nuttall's Cottontail (British Columbia population) Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies
Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)Nuttall's Cottontail pinetis subspecies
Nyctea scandiacaBuboscandiaca
Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus Lake population)Oncorhynchusnerka (Cultus population)
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw Lake population)Oncorhynchusnerka (Sakinaw population)
Osmerussp. Osmerusspectrum
Otus asioMegascopsasio
Otus kennicottii Megascopskennicottii
Otus kennicottii kennicottiiMegascopskennicottiikennicottii
Otus kennicottii macfarlanei Megascopskennicottiimacfarlanei
Pacific Giant SalamanderCoastal Giant Salamander
Pacific Gopher SnakePacific Gophersnake
Pacific Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron fannini subspecies
Panax quinquefoliumPanaxquinquefolius
Peale's Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon pealei subspecies
Phoca vitulina mellonae (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked population)Phocavitulinamellonae
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre Phrynosomahernandesi
Phrynosomadouglassii douglassii (British Columbia population)Phrynosomadouglasii (British Columbia population)
Pighead Prickleback Blackline Prickleback
Pink RushRush Pink
Plains Spadefoot ToadPlains Spadefoot
Polemonium van-bruntiaePolemoniumvanbruntiae
Porbeagle Shark Porbeagle
Prairie Loggerhead ShrikeLoggerhead Shrike excubitorides subspecies
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)Pigmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)