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2.2. MAPS species code authority file (1998)

The file describing species codes (and codes for subspecies and more generic forms as well) is represented as a dBASE V .dbf file. This file is named SPCODE98.DBF, for year 1998.

Here is a table showing the dBASE V names of these fields, their field types, and their contents.

NameTypeSizeContents
SSNN5 
ENOC1 
NUMBC5 
SPECC4 MAPS species code. Example: SCGO for Small Canada Goose.
COMMONNAMEC37 Common name, e.g., “Small Canada Goose”.
GENUSC16 Genus name.
SPECIESC17 Species name.
SPEC6C6 Six-letter code used in MAWS data.
AOUN6 AOU number.
BANDSIZEC16 List of permissible band sizes, separated by spaces, left-justified.
MASSIBPN6 
NUMC3 Old IBP three-digit species code.
MSC2 
NLC1