COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, April 2018

Table displays the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. Table is sorted by range of occurrence. 

Assessment results with range of occurrence (by province, territory, or ocean), April 20181
Common name (population) Taxon Status YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Arctic Ocean Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies Mammals Endangered - - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - -
Coastal Vesper Sparrow Birds Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red-headed Woodpecker Birds Endangered - - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Streaked Horned Lark Birds Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chimney Swift Birds Threatened - - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - -
Common Nighthawk Birds Special concern Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - -
Olive-sided Flycatcher Birds Special concern Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - -
Gray Ratsnake (Carolinian population) Reptiles Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Gray Ratsnake (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Reptiles Threatened - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Eastern Painted Turtle Reptiles Special concern - - - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes - - - - -
Midland Painted Turtle Reptiles Special concern - - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Appalachian population) Amphibians Endangered - - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - -
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Carolinian population) Amphibians Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Spring Salamander (Carolinian population) Amphibians Data deficient - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Como Lake small-bodied population) Fishes Extinct - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Como Lake large-bodied population) Fishes Extinct - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Basking Shark (Pacific population) Fishes Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - Yes -
Carmine Shiner Fishes Endangered - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - -
European Whitefish (Squanga Lake small-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Whitefish (Little Teslin Lake small-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Whitefish (Dezadeash Lake small-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Whitefish (Dezadeash Lake large-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Opeongo Lake small-bodied population) Fishes Threatened - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Opeongo Lake large-bodied population) Fishes Threatened - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Little Teslin Lake large-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lake Whitefish (Squanga Lake large-bodied population) Fishes Threatened Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
False-foxglove Sun Moth Arthropods Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Red-tailed Leafhopper (Prairie population) Arthropods Special concern - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - -
Banff Springs Snail Molluscs Endangered - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - -
Striped Whitelip Molluscs Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Downy Yellow False Foxglove Vascular plants Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Tall Bugbane Vascular plants Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tall Woolly-heads Vascular plants Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove Vascular plants Threatened - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Vascular plants Threatened - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Athabasca Thrift Vascular plants Special concern - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Blanket-leaved Willow Vascular plants Special concern - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Floccose Tansy Vascular plants Special concern - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Large-headed Woolly Yarrow Vascular plants Special concern - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Mackenzie Hairgrass Vascular plants Special concern - Yes - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Sand-dune Short-capsuled Willow Vascular plants Special concern - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Turnor's Willow Vascular plants Special concern - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Acuteleaf Small Limestone Moss Mosses Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Smoker’s Lung Lichen Lichens Threatened - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -

Meeting date: April 27, 2018


(1) The review of classification of the Hotwater Physa (Physella wrighti) was completed. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) decided that a fully updated status report is required to assess the status of this wildlife species.

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