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Table (DB Name)observation
Field Taxon Observation Area
DB Field Name taxonObservationArea
Req'd? no
Data Type Float
Misc Flag n/a
References n/a
List? no
Notes default = plot.area
Definition the total surface area (in m^2) used for cover estimates and for which a complete species list is provided. If subplots were used, this would be the total area of the subplots without interstitial space. RESERVED VALUE: -1 is used to indicate the complete list of species had no known boundaries.