This should start a thread

A. Townsend Peterson mexbidiv at LARK.CC.UKANS.EDU
Tue Feb 16 17:18:20 CST 1999

That was Vireo masteri, from Colombia.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Biological Systematics Discussion List
> [mailto:TAXACOM at cmsa.Berkeley.EDU]On Behalf Of Robin Panza
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 4:27 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM
> Subject: Re: This should start a thread
> >Organizers don't believe any species name has ever been bought or given=
> > away.=20
> Not so.  ICBP (International Congress of Bird Preservation?)
> auctioned off a
> bird name about 2 years ago.  I don't have the name to hand, but
> it was also, I
> believe, Brazilian.  The proceeds went toward conservation of the bird's
> ecosystem.
> I thought this subject became a good-sized thread on Taxacom when
> it happened.
> Robin Panza                     panzar at
> Section of Birds, Carnegie MNH

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