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3. Protocol history

The protocol used between Zoological Data Processing and IBP has two parts: inputs to this system, and outputs.

All these protocol elements have changed several times over the years. Here is a list of protocols still supported, with the field year of each change.

3.1. MAPS 2013 protocol

A new three-character field for the WRP molt cycle code was interposed between the “HOW AGED” and “SEX” fields.

For the output record format, see Section 5, “The current MAPS/MAWS output format”.