This should start a thread

Robin Panza panzar at CLPGH.ORG
Tue Feb 16 17:26:56 CST 1999

>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

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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