COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the American Marten Martes americana atrata Newfoundland population in Canada 2022

The Newfoundland population of American Marten (Martes americana atrata) is a geographically isolated and genetically and ecologically distinct designatable unit found only on the island of Newfoundland. Compared to other subspecies of marten, this population consists of animals that are larger and have darker pelage. Marten is one of only 14 mammals native to Newfoundland. The unique genetic characteristics and ecology of Newfoundland Marten make it an important component of biodiversity in Canada.

Note: This COSEWIC assessment was received by the Minister on November 17, 2022.


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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ottawa, ON
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