COSEWIC status reports in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated February 2018

This report identifies status reports in all stages of preparation until the species is designated at a wildlife species assessment meeting. The table is sorted by expected date of species assessment. The shown assessment date for any wildlife species may change for a variety of reasons. Please check this list frequently if you use this information in your work.

* A summary report that will very concisely present pertinent information relevant to status assessment.

April 2018 (42) wildlife species 1
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Amphibians Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Carolinian population) Desmognathus ochrophaeus Endangered April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Amphibians Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Desmognathus ochrophaeus Non-active April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Arthropods (common name not available) Atlanticus testaceus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Arthropods American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods False-Foxglove Sun Moth Pyrrhia aurantiago Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Red-tailed Leafhopper  (Prairie population) Aflexia rubranura Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, MB
Birds Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Horned Lark strigata subspecies Eremophila alpestris strigata Endangered November 2003 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Threatened November 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Birds Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Birds Vesper Sparrow affinis subspecies Pooecetes gramineus affinis Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Fishes (freshwater) Carmine Shiner Notropis percobromus Threatened April 2006 Initial report in preparation DFO, MB
Fishes (freshwater) Cisco Complexes Coregonus spp. Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK
Fishes (freshwater) Lake Whitefish  (Squanga Lake Benthic populations) Coregonus clupeaformis Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks, YT
Fishes (marine) Basking Shark  (Pacific population) Cetorhinus maximus Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NU, Parks, Pacific Ocean, PE
Fishes (marine) Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (marine) Tope Galeorhinus galeus Not applicable Revision to initial report * BC, DFO, Pacific Ocean
Fishes (marine) White Shark  (Atlantic population) Carcharodon carcharias Endangered April 2006 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, PE, QC
Lichens Smoker's Lung Lichen Lobaria retigera Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Mammals (marine) Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies Phoca vitulina mellonae Endangered November 2007 Initial report in preparation * DFO, HFTCC, QC
Mammals (marine) Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation * BC, DFO, NJFMC
Molluscs Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation * CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Hotwater Physa Physella wrighti Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation * BC, DFO
Mosses Acuteleaf Small Limestone Moss Seligeria acutifolia Not applicable Revision to final report BC
Reptiles Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta picta Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, NB, NS, Parks
Reptiles Gray Ratsnake  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Pantherophis spiloides Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Gray Ratsnake  (Carolinian population) Pantherophis spiloides Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Greater Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi Endangered April 2007 Revision to initial report AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Reptiles Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Athabasca Thrift Armeria maritima interior Special concern May 2002 Initial report in preparation SK
Vascular plants Downy Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular plants Felt-leaf Willow Salix silicicola Special concern May 2000 Initial report in preparation NU, NWMB, SK
Vascular plants Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Floccose Tansy Tanacetum huronense floccosum Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis Threatened May 2000 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Large-headed Woolly Yarrow Achalarus millefolium megacephala Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Mackenzie Hairgrass Deschampsia mackenzieana Special concern November 2001 Initial report in preparation SK
Vascular plants Sand-dune Short-capsuled Willow Salix brachycarpa psammophila Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria flava Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular plants Turnor's Willow Salix turnorii Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Ute Ladies'-tresses Spiranthes diluvialis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular plants Yukon Draba Draba yukonensis Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks, YFWMB, YT
November 2018 (21) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Amphibians Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Not at risk May 2000 Initial report in preparation HFTCC, MB, ON, QC
Arthropods Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Cicindela marginipennis Endangered November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Pale Yellow Dune Moth Copablepharon grandis Special concern November 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Arthropods Pygmy Snaketail Ophiogomphus howei Special concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NL, NS, ON, ON, Parks, PE, QC
Arthropods Rapids Clubtail Gomphus quadricolor Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation ON
Arthropods Scoliid Wasp Campsomeris pilipes Not applicable Revision to final report BC
Fishes (freshwater) Lake Chub  (Northern British Columbia Hotsprings populations) Couesius plumbeus Data deficient November 2004 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater) Nooksack Dace Rhinichthys cataractae Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater) Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia large-bodied population) Osmerus mordax Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (freshwater) Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia small-bodied population) Osmerus mordax Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (marine) Chinook Salmon (Fraser River, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, YT
Lichens Cryptic Paw Lichen Nephroma occultum Special concern April 2006 Initial report in preparation * BC, CWS, Parks
Lichens White-rimmed Shingle Lichen Fuscopannaria leucosticta Not applicable Initial report in preparation NB, NS, ON, QC
Mammals (marine) Ringed Seal Pusa hispida hispida Not applicable Revision to initial report Arctic Ocean, ATK-SC, Atlantic Ocean, BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, EMRWB, FJMC, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YT
Mammals (terrestrial) Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Special concern April 2008 Initial report in preparation Arctic Ocean, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NL, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, QC, SRRB, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Mosses (common name not available) Seligeria careyana Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Mosses (common name not available) Zygodon gracilis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Mosses Drooping-leaved Beard-moss Paraleptodontium recurvifolium Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Reptiles Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Reptiles Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta Threatened November 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC
April 2019 (21) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Birds Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Birds Red Knot islandica subspecies Calidris canutus islandica canutus islandica islandica Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation not available
Birds Red Knot roselaari type Calidris canutus roselaari type canutus roselaari type roselaari type Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation not available
Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies Calidris canutus rufa Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NWT
Fishes (marine) Yelloweye Rockfish  (Pacific Ocean outside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NJFMC, Pacific Ocean
Fishes (marine) Yelloweye Rockfish  (Pacific Ocean inside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NJFMC, Pacific Ocean
Mammals (marine) Fin Whale  (Atlantic population) Balaenoptera physalus Special concern May 2005 Initial report in preparation DFO, NB, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC
Mammals (marine) Fin Whale  (Pacific population) Balaenoptera physalus Threatened May 2005 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Mammals (marine) Sei Whale  (Atlantic population) Balaenoptera borealis Data deficient May 2003 Initial report in preparation DFO, NL, NS
Mammals (marine) Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens Special concern November 2006 Initial report in preparation DFO, NB, NL, NS
Mammals (terrestrial) Swift Fox Vulpes velox Threatened November 2009 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Mammals (terrestrial) Vancouver Island Marmot Marmota vancouverensis Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS
Mammals (terrestrial) Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS
Mammals (terrestrial) Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS
Molluscs Shagreen Inflectarius inflectus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Molluscs Toothed Globe Mesodon zaletus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular plants Dwarf Hesperochiron Hesperochiron pumilus Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular plants Hairy Owl's-clover Castilleja tenuis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular plants Hairy Valerian Valeriana edulis ciliata Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular plants Midget Quillwort Isoetes minima Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular plants Puvirnituq Draba Draba puvirnituqii Not applicable Initial report in preparation QC
November 2019 (1) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Birds Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation MB, NU, NWMB
Report production stopped (10) wildlife species 2
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Arthropods Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, ON, QC, SK
Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Revision to final report CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Birds Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YT
Fishes (freshwater) Upper Great Lakes Kiyi Coregonus kiyi kiyi Special concern May 2005 Initial report in preparation DFO, ON
Fishes (marine) Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, Pacific Ocean
Mammals (terrestrial) American Marten  (Newfoundland population) Martes americana atrata Threatened April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, NL, Parks
Vascular plants Broad Beech Fern Phegopteris hexagonoptera Special concern April 1983 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Gaspé Bay Saxifrage Micranthes gaspensis Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium Special concern April 1984 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, QC
Vascular plants Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii Special concern April 1999 Revision to final report CWS, ON
Date not determined (1) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Lichens Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Physconia subpallida Not applicable Initial report in preparation * ON
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