COSEWIC Species at Risk assessments: Minister of the Environment's response 2012

Table 1: Terrestrial species recentlyassessed by COSEWIC eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Extirpated (1)
Arthropods American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus ON QC Normal
Endangered (3)
Vascular Plants Yukon Draba Draba yukonensis YT Normal
Arthropods Okanagan Efferia Efferia okanagana BC Normal
Amphibians Northern Dusky Salamander (Carolinian population) Desmognathus fuscus ON Normal
Threatened (1)
Vascular Plants Eastern Baccharis Baccharis halimifolia NS Normal
Special Concern (5)
Molluscs Magnum Mantleslug Magnipelta mycophaga BC Normal
Birds Baird’s Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii AB MB SK Normal
Birds Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis AB BC MB NT NU ON QC SK YT Extended
Mammals Collared Pika Ochotona collaris BC NT YT Extended
Mammals Grizzly Bear (Western population) Ursus arctos AB BC MB NT NU SK YT Extended
Up-lists from Special Concern to Endangered (1)
Birds Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies Icteria virens virens ON Normal
Up-lists from Special Concern to Threatened (2)
Birds Western Screech-Owl kennicottii subspecies Megascops kennicottii kennicottii BC Normal
Mammals Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus SK Normal
Up-lists from Threatened to Endangered (1)
Arthropods Behr’s Hairstreak Satyrium behrii BC Normal
Eligible for de-listing - Threatened to Not at Risk (1)
Birds Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina ON Normal
Down-lists from Threatened to Special Concern (3)
Vascular Plants Buffalograss Bouteloua dactyloides MB SK Normal
Vascular Plants Goldencrest Lophiola aurea NS Normal
Vascular Plants Hairy Prairie-clover Dalea villosa MB SK Normal
Down-lists from Endangered to Threatened (2)
Vascular Plants Tiny Cryptantha Cryptantha minima AB SK Normal
Birds Western Screech-Owl macfarlanei subspecies Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei BC Normal


Table 2: Terrestrial species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (no consultations – species status confirmation)
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Extirpated (3)
Mosses Incurved Grizzled Moss Ptychomitrium incurvum ON None; status confirmation
Reptiles Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer catenifer BC None; status confirmation
Reptiles Pacific Pond Turtle Actinemys marmorata BC None; status confirmation
Endangered (11)
Mosses Margined Streamside Moss Scouleria marginata BC None; status confirmation
Mosses Silver Hair Moss Fabronia pusilla BC None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Bearded Owl-clover Triphysaria versicolor BC None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Bluehearts Buchnera americana ON None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants False Hop Sedge Carex lupuliformis ON QC None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Heart-leaved Plantain Plantago cordata ON None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Hoary Mountain-mint Pycnanthemum incanum ON None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Large Whorled Pogonia Isotria verticillata ON None; status confirmation
Arthropods Island Blue Plebejus saepiolus insulanus BC None; status confirmation
Reptiles Blue Racer Coluber constrictor foxii ON None; status confirmation
Birds Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies (Southern mountain population) Icteria virens auricollis BC None; status confirmation
Threatened (2)
Mosses Haller’s Apple Moss Bartramia halleriana AB BC None; status confirmation
Birds Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus BC None; status confirmation
Special Concern (3)
Arthropods Weidemeyer’s Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii AB None; status confirmation
Amphibians Coastal Tailed Frog Ascaphus truei BC None; status confirmation
Mammals Mountain Beaver Aplodontia rufa BC None; status confirmation

 

Table 3: Aquatic species recently assessed or reassessed by COSEWIC with consultation conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification)
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Endangered (1)
         
Fishes Smooth Skate (Funk Island Deep population) Malacoraja senta

NL

Atlantic Ocean

Extended
Threatened (2)
Fishes American Eel Anguilla rostrata ON QC NB PE NS NL Atlantic Ocean Extended
Fishes Plains Minnow Hybognathus placitus SK Extended
Special Concern (3)
Fishes North Pacific Spiny Dogfish Squalus suckleyi Pacific Ocean Normal
Fishes Smooth Skate (Laurentian-Scotian population) Malacoraja senta

QC NB PE NS

Atlantic Ocean

Extended
Fishes Thorny Skate Amblyraja radiata NU QC NB PE NS NL Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean Extended
Up-lists from Special Concern to Threatened (1)
Fishes Pugnose Minnow Opsopoeodus emiliae ON Extended
Up-lists from Special Concern to Endangered
Fishes Silver Chub (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations)1 Macrhybopsis storeriana ON Extended
Eligible for de-listing – Special Concern to Not at Risk (1)
Fishes Silver Chub (Saskatchewan-Nelson River populations) 1 Macrhybopsis storeriana MB Extended

1Species currently listed on Schedule 1 as one species. Re-assessed in May 2012 and split into two populations.


 

Table 4: Aquatic species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (species status confirmation)
Taxon Common Name (population) Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Endangered
Fishes Enos Lake Benthic Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus BC None; status confirmation
Fishes Enos Lake Limnetic Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus BC None; status confirmation
Fishes Northern Madtom Noturus stigmosus ON None; status confirmation
Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Atlantic population) Dermochelys coriacea Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Pacific population) Dermochelys coriacea Pacific Ocean None; status confirmation
Mammals Blue Whale (Atlantic population) Balaenoptera musculus Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Mammals Blue Whale (Pacific population) Balaenoptera musculus Pacific Ocean None; status confirmation
Molluscs Snuffbox Epioblasma triquetra ON None; status confirmation
Special Concern
Fishes Blackstripe Topminnow Fundulus notatus ON None; status confirmation



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