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COSEWIC Status Reports

  • COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Caribou Rangifer tarandus, Northern Mountain population, Central Mountain population and Southern Mountain population in Canada (2015)
    All the world’s caribou and reindeer belong to a single species, Rangifer tarandus, and are found in arctic and subarctic regions as well as in northern forests. Caribou that occur in the western mountainous region of Canada are largely brown in colour with a white mane. Mature females and males usually weigh 110-150 kg and 160-210 kg, respectively. Both males and females grow antlers, although some females may lack these. A distinctive character ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Wandering Salamander Aneides vagrans in Canada (2015)
    The Wandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) is a terrestrial salamander of the family Plethodontidae, the "lungless" salamanders. It was separated from the Clouded Salamander (A. ferreus) in 1998 based on genetic evidence. A typical adult weighs 2 – 5 g and measures 75 – 120 mm in total length (including tail). The amount of grey and bronze mottling on the back varies with a
  • COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Dakota skipper Hesperia dacotae in Canada (2015)
    The Dakota Skipper, Hesperia dacotae, is a member of the family Hesperidae (Skippers), subfamily Hesperiinae (Branded Skippers), and the Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths). No subspecies are recognized. The adult Dakota Skipper has a 21 to 29 mm wingspan. Males and females differ in coloration. Males are tawny orange with a diffuse brownish border on the upper side of the wings and an elongated dark mark (called the brand) on the front wi ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum in Canada (2015)
    The Eastern Milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum is tan, brown or grey and has large, black-outlined, red or brown dorsal blotches that fade as the snake ages. The maximum total length recorded for this species is 132 cm, although normal lengths range from 60-90 cm. The Eastern Milksnake is often found in barns and stables where it readily finds small mammals, its predominant prey.
  • COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum in Canada 2002 (2015)
    The Eastern Milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum is tan, brown or grey and has large, black-outlined, red or brown dorsal blotches that fade as the snake ages. The maximum total length recorded for this species is 132 cm, although normal lengths range from 60-90 cm. The Eastern Milksnake is often found in barns and stables where it readily finds small mammals, its predominant prey.
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee Bombus bohemicus in Canada (2015)
    Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee (Bombus bohemicus) is one of six cuckoo bumble bees (subgenus Psithyrus) occurring in North America. Both sexes are medium-sized (12 – 18 mm length), with a white-tipped abdomen and similar colour pattern. Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee is an obligate social parasite of bumble bees of the subgenus Bombus in North America, including the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (<em lang="la" xml
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) in Canada (2015)
    The Loggerhead Shrike is a medium-sized songbird, about 21-23 cm in length. Males and females are similar in appearance. The top of the head, back and rump are dark grey; the underparts are white to greyish. The wings are largely black but a white wing patch is conspicuous in flight. The tail feathers are black, with some tipped with white. A black facial mask covers the eye and extends over the beak. The Loggerhead Shrike is notable for its rapt ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Northwestern Cellar Spider Psilochorus hesperus in Canada (2015)
    Psilochorus hesperus (Northwestern Cellar Spider) is a cellar spider (Family Pholcidae) characterized by specialized copulatory structures, basally fused jaws and six of their eyes arranged in a pair of distinctive triads. The species has long and spindly legs, a small body size, Y-shaped groove on the head, distinctive spurs on the male jaws and bovine-udder-like female genitalia. This spider has limited dispersal abilities. Cellar spiders deri ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Sweet Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia in Canada (2015)
    Sweet Pepperbush is a deciduous, woody, wetland shrub 1 to 3 m tall that can grow in a clumped form or with single stems arising from a spreading rhizome (underground stem). The dense, narrowly elongate flower clusters are 4 to 12 cm long and composed of small, white, 5-petalled flowers that are strongly fragrant. Fertilized flowers mature into dry, round capsules with many small seeds, though seed production has been reported as sometimes absent ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Wolverine Gulo gulo in Canada (2015)
    Wolverines are a stocky, medium-sized carnivore and the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family. They have long, glossy coarse fur, which varies from brown to black, often with a pale facial mask and stripes running laterally from the shoulders, crossing just above the tail. The skull structure is robust, allowing it to crush and consume bones and frozen carcasses. Adult males weigh 13 to 18 kg and adult females weigh 7.5 to 12.5 kg. A ...
  • COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the wolverine Gulo gulo in Canada (2015)
    Wolverines are a stocky, medium-sized carnivore and the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family. They have long, glossy coarse fur, which varies from brown to black, often with a pale facial mask and stripes running laterally from the shoulders, crossing just above the tail. The skull structure is robust, allowing it to crush and consume bones and frozen carcasses. Adult males weigh 13 to 18 kg and adult females weigh 7.5 to 12.5 kg. A ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Mormon Metalmark Apodemia mormo in Canada (2015)
    Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo (Family Riodinidae) is a small butterfly (wingspan 25 to 32 mm) that is dorsally dark brown and ventrally grey, with white spots and black marks on the wings. The central forewings are orange on both dorsal and ventral surfaces. The larvae are up to 25 mm long, dark purple with yellow spots, and clumps of black bristles.
  • COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the mormon metalmark Apodemia mormo in Canada (2015)
    Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo (Family Riodinidae) is a small butterfly (wingspan 25 to 32 mm) that is dorsally dark brown and ventrally grey, with white spots and black marks on the wings. The central forewings are orange on both dorsal and ventral surfaces. The larvae are up to 25 mm long, dark purple with yellow spots, and clumps of black bristles.
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Dromedary Jumping-slug Hemphillia dromedarius in Canada (2014)
    Jumping-slugs (genus Hemphillia) are a small group of arionid slugs endemic to western North America (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Arionidae). Of the 7 recognized species, 3 occur in Canada (Dromedary Jumping-slug, H. dromedarius; Warty Jumping-slug, H. glandulosa; Pale Jumping-slug, H. camelus). The Dromedary Jumping-slug is a relatively large (ca. 60 mm long) slug with a distinctive appearance: the visceral pouch is elevated into a pronounced h ...
  • COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Hare-footed Locoweed Oxytropis lagopus in Canada (2014)
    Hare-footed Locoweed (Oxytropis lagopus var. conjugans) is a member of the Fabaceae (pea family). It is a perennial forb, having a stout taproot crowned by leaves and large, purple, attractive flowers. Despite its attractiveness it has little interest for the horticultural trade. Plants can be poisonous to livestock, especially horses. Parts of the plant have medicinal properties and they were used by First Nation peoples to tr

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