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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 LilaeopsisLilaeopsis
Eastern Loggerhead ShrikeLoggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)
Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell Turtle
Eastern WolfGrey Wolf
Eastern Yellow-breasted ChatYellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)
Eelgrass LimpetBowl Limpet
Emydoidea blandingiiEmydoidea blandingi
Enemion biternatumIsopyrum biternatum
Ermine haidarum subspeciesErmine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Eurybia divaricataAster divaricatus
Gasterosteus sp.Gasterosteus aculeatus
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
Mexican Mosquito-fernMexican Mosquito Fern
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
Panax quinquefoliusPanax quinquefolium
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
Simpsonaias ambiguaSimpsonais ambigua
Small-flowered Sand-verbenaSand Verbena
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
Tripterocalyx micanthusAbronia micrantha
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