COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, May 2019

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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), May 2019
Common name (population) Taxon Status YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Arctic Ocean Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
Sei Whale (Atlantic population) Mammals Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Vancouver Island Marmot Mammals Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fin Whale (Atlantic population) Mammals Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Fin Whale (Pacific population) Mammals Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mammals Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Hudsonian Godwit Birds Threatened Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
Gravel Chub Fishes Extirpated n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paddlefish Fishes Extirpated n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shortfin Mako (Atlantic population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a Yes
Frosted Elfin Arthropods Extirpated n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Karner Blue Arthropods Extirpated n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Columbia Quillwort Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dwarf Hesperochiron Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hairy Paintbrush Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Goldenseal Vascular plants Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carey’s Small Limestone Moss Mosses Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dalton’s Moss Mosses Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Drooping-leaved Beard-moss Mosses Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cryptic Paw Lichen Lichens Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
White-rimmed Shingle Lichen Lichens Threatened n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Meeting date: May 3, 2019

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