Body mass

Users should enter the wet mass of live or entire freshly-killed animals (not, for example, dressed mass).

Values that are reported only because they are unusual should not be entered, as they may represent pathologies. Values from pregnant females should not be included.

When body mass data is recorded for weanlings, the Weanling Definition dropdown should be used to indicate the precise life stage used by the source. For all other life stages, Weanling Definition should be set to ‘NA’.

Generic value types: Units, Data Range, Data Value, Measure, Sample Size, Captivity Status, Sex, Source Type and Life Stage.