Table 1 LEMIS metadata showing data fields and field descriptions for all variables appearing in the cleaned dataset.

From: United States wildlife and wildlife product imports from 2000–2014

Field Description
control_number Shipment ID number
species_code USFWS code for the wildlife product
taxa USFWS-derived broad taxonomic categorization
class EHA-derived class-level taxonomic designation
genus Genus (or higher-level taxonomic name) of the wildlife product
species Species of the wildlife product
subspecies Subspecies of the wildlife product
specific_name A specific common name for the wildlife product
generic_name A general common name for the wildlife product
description Type/form of the wildlife product
quantity Numeric quantity of the wildlife product
unit Unit for the numeric quantity
value Reported value of the wildlife product in US dollars
country_origin Code for the country of origin of the wildlife product
country_imp_exp Code for the country to/from which the wildlife product is shipped
purpose The reason the wildlife product is being imported
source The type of source within the origin country (e.g., wild, bred)
action Action taken by USFWS on import ((C)leared/(R)efused)
disposition Fate of the import
disposition_date Full date when disposition occurred
disposition_year Year when disposition occurred (derived from ‘disposition_date’)
shipment_date Full date when the shipment arrived
shipment_year Year when the shipment arrived (derived from ‘shipment_date’)
import_export Whether the shipment is an (I)mport or (E)xport
port Port or region of shipment entry
us_co US party of the shipment
foreign_co Foreign party of the shipment
cleaning_notes Notes generated during data cleaning
  1. EHA = EcoHealth Alliance, USFWS = United States Fish and Wildlife Service.