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Barbara Brown, Field Museum staffer, donor who had 4 species named for her, dies

Jan 11, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

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, ...