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Canadian Species at Risk

Table 6

Species assessed and designated Extinct, with range of occurrence (by province, territory or ocean) and date of last assessment. The historical range of occurrence and the approximate date of disappearance are shown (13 species).

Extinct Category (13)

Mammals (2)

Taxon/Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range
of Occurrence
Extinction DateAssessment Date
∆    ↔Caribou dawsoni subspecies Rangifer tarandus dawsoni BC1920sMay 2000
[]    ↔Mink, Sea Mustela macrodon NB NS Atlantic Ocean1894May 2000

Birds (3)

Taxon/Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range
of Occurrence
Extinction DateAssessment Date
[]    ↔ Auk, Great Pinguinus impennis QC NB NS NL1844May 2000
[]    ↔ Duck, Labrador Camptorhynchus labradorius QC NB NS NL1875May 2000
[]    ↔ Pigeon, Passenger Ectopistes migratorius SK MB ON QC NB PE NS1914May 2000

Fishes (6)

Taxon/Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range
of Occurrence
Extinction DateAssessment Date
[]    ↔ Cisco, Deepwater Coregonus johannae ON1952May 2000
[]    ↔ Dace, Banff Longnose Rhinichthys cataractae smithi AB1986May 2000
∆    P Kiyi, Lake Ontario Coregonus kiyi orientalis ON1964May 2005
[]    ↔ Stickleback, Benthic Hadley Lake Gasterosteus sp.  BC1999May 2000
[]    ↔ Stickleback, Limnetic Hadley Lake Gasterosteus sp.  BC1999May 2000
[]    ↔ Walleye, Blue Sander vitreum glaucus ON1965May 2000

Molluscs (1)

Taxon/Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range
of Occurrence
Extinction DateAssessment Date
[]    ↔ Limpet, Eelgrass Lottia alveus alveus Atlantic Ocean 1929May 2000

Mosses (1)

Taxon/Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameHistorical Range
of Occurrence
Extinction DateAssessment Date
∆  Moss, Macoun's Shining Neomacounia nitida ONnot observed since 1864November 2002