Linnaeus, Carolus

What is Linnaeus, Carolus?

Linnaeus, Carolus meaning the 18th century Swedish botanist (1707-1778) who established the modern binomial system of biological nomenclature for plants and animals. His non-latinized name was Carl von Linne

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In the 18th century, Linnaeus made a great contribution to science by developing systems of classification and nomenclature to organize the explosion of information on plants and animals. The tenth edition (1758-59), of Linnaeus’s classic work,Systema Naturae, was chosen as the starting point for zoological nomenclature. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution Libraries)


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