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Cross-reference of common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) for species assessed by COSEWIC. Most of these names have been used by COSEWIC in the past but are no longer in use. Some common synonyms are also included.
Previous Name(s) or SynonymCurrent Common Name or Scientific Name (population)
Abronia micranthaTripterocalyx micranthus
Acadian WhitefishAtlantic Whitefish
Acris crepitans blanchardiAcris crepitans
American Marten (Newfoundland population)Newfoundland Marten
Anatum Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon anatum subspecies
Apple MossRigid Apple Moss
Ascaphus trueiAscaphus montanus
Ascaphus truei (Pacific Coast population)Ascaphus truei
Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)Ascaphus montanus
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanumAsplenium scolopendrium var.
Aster anticostensisSymphyotrichum anticostense
Aster curtusSericocarpus rigidus
Aster divaricatusEurybia divaricata
Aster laurentianusSymphyotrichum laurentianum
Aster praealtusSymphyotrichum praealtum
Aster prenanthoidesSymphyotrichum prenanthoides
Aster shortiiSymphyotrichum shortii
Aster subulatus var. obtusifoliusSymphyotrichum subulatum
Aster yukonensisSymphyotrichum yukonense
Bathurst Aster (Bathurst population)Bathurst Aster
Benthic Texada Island SticklebackBenthic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Black RatsnakeEastern Ratsnake
Blackline PricklebackPighead Prickleback
Blanchard's Cricket FrogNorthern Cricket Frog
Blue-eyed MarySpring Blue-eyed Mary
Bowl LimpetEelgrass Limpet
Bufo woodhousii fowleriBufo fowleri
Cacalia plantagineaArnoglossum plantagineum
Charlotte Unarmoured SticklebacksCharlotte Unarmoured Stickleback
Cimicifuga elataActaea elata
Clemmys insculptaGlyptemys insculpta
Clemmys marmorataActinemys marmorata
Common Hop-treeCommon Hoptree
Common WatersnakeNorthern Watersnake
Coregonus canadensisCoregonus huntsmani
Coregonus clupeaformisCoregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)
Eastern Fox SnakeEastern Foxsnake
Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeMassasauga
Eastern MassasaugaMassasauga
Eastern MilksnakeMilksnake
Eastern Short-horned LizardGreater Short-horned Lizard
Elaphe obsoleta obsoletaElaphe obsoleta
Elaphe vulpina gloydiElaphe gloydi
Elgaria coerulea principisElgaria coerulea
Emydoidea blandingiEmydoidea blandingii (Nova Scotia population)
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Ermine haidarum subspecies
Few-flowered Club-rushBashful Bulrush
Gasterosteus aculeatusGasterosteus sp.
Gentiana victoriniiGentianopsis victorinii
Goat's-rueVirginia Goat's-rue
Great Basin Gopher SnakeGreat Basin Gophersnake
Greater Sandhill CraneSandhill Crane tabida subspecies
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 dioicaGymnocladus dioicus
Haplopappus macleaniiStenotus borealis
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Pacific subspecies
Harbour Seal (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked  population)Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Icteria virens virens (Eastern population)Icteria virens virens
Incisalia irusCallophrys [Incisalia] irus
"Ipswich" Savannah SparrowSavannah Sparrow princeps subspecies
Isopyrum biternatumEnemion biternatum
Lake Erie Water SnakeLake Erie Watersnake
Lake LampreyCowichan Lake Lamprey
Lake Simcoe WhitefishLake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)
Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides
Lanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)Lanius ludovicianus migrans
Leatherback TurtleLeatherback Seaturtle
LilaeopsisEastern Lilaeopsis
Limnetic Texada Island SticklebackLimnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)Eastern Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)Prairie Loggerhead Shrike
Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)Prairie Long-tailed Weasel
Lottia alveusLottia alveus alveus
LynxCanada Lynx
MacLean's GoldenweedNorthern Mock Goldenweed
Mexican Mosquito FernMexican Mosquito-fern
Mira River WhitefishLake Whitefish (Mira River population)
Mountain Dusky SalamanderAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Mustela erminea haidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Mustela erminea haidarum
Night SnakeNightsnake
North Sea Beaked 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 Red-legged FrogRed-legged Frog
Northern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)
Northern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)
Northwestern Alligator LizardNorthern Alligator Lizard
Nuttall's Cottontail (British Columbia population)Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies
Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)Nuttall's Cottontail pinetis subspecies
Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus Lake population)Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus population)
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw Lake population)Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw population)
Pacific Giant SalamanderCoastal Giant Salamander
Pacific Gopher SnakePacific Gophersnake
Pacific Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron fannini subspecies
Panax quinquefoliumPanax quinquefolius
Peale's Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon pealei subspecies
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostrePhrynosoma hernandesi
Phrynosoma douglassii douglassiiPhrynosoma douglasii (British Columbia population)
Plains Spadefoot ToadPlains Spadefoot
Polemonium van-bruntiaePolemonium vanbruntiae
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)Pigmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)
Queen Charlotte GoshawkNorthern Goshawk laingi subspecies
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Rangifer tarandus dawsoni
Sage Grouse (British Columbia population)Greater Sage-grouse phaios subspecies
Sage Grouse (Prairie population)Greater Sage-grouse urophasianus subspecies
Salamander MusselMudpuppy Mussel
Sand VerbenaSmall-flowered Sand-verbena
Scirpus verecundusTrichophorum planifolium
Simpsonais ambiguaSimpsonaias ambigua
Sistrurus catenatus catenatusSistrurus catenatus
Smallmouth SalamanderSmall-mouthed Salamander
Sockeye Salmon (Cultus Lake population)Sockeye Salmon (Cultus population)
Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw Lake population)Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population)
Solidago speciosa var. rigidiusculaSolidago speciosa
Speotyto cuniculariaAthene cunicularia
Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell
Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell
Spotted OwlNorthern Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalisStrix occidentalis caurina
Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population)Coast Tailed Frog
Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog
Tundra Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon tundrius subspecies
Van Brunt's Jacob's LadderVan Brunt's Jacob's-ladder
Virgulus sericeusSymphyotrichum sericeum
Western Harvest Mouse (British Columbia population)Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies
Western Harvest Mouse (Prairie population)Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies
Western Silver-leaved AsterWestern Silvery Aster
Willow AsterWillowleaf Aster
Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population); Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies

Caribou dawsoni subspecies


Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)