Barbara Brown, Field Museum staffer, donor who had 4 species named for her, dies
In life, Barbara Brown had four animal species named for her. There was a Peruvian rodent (Isothrix barbarabrownae). There also were a Brazilian monkey (Callicebus barbarabrownae), a mouse in the Philippines (Apomys brownorum) and a prehistoric bird (Vadaravis brownae).
In death, though, she hoped to be reincarnated as a hawk.
Barbara E. Brown, a scientific associate at The Field Museum, worked there for 47 years. | Provided photo
In addition to her husband and son Owen, ...