COSEWIC wildlife species assessments by taxonomic group, November 2018

Table displays the number of wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. Results are organized by risk status and taxonomic group.

Assessment results by taxonomic group, November 2018. 1
Status Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Fishes Arthropods Molluscs Vascular plants Mosses Lichens Total
Extinct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Extirpated 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Endangered 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 3 0 0 15
Threatened 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 8
Special concern 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 8
Not at risk 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Data deficient 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 1 0 3 0 22 5 0 5 0 0 36

Meeting date: November 30, 2018


(1) The assessments of Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum), White–rimmed Shingle Lichen (Fuscopannaria leucosticta), and Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginipennis) were deferred. These wildlife species will be re-considered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) at a later meeting.

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