What was Linnaeus' taxonomy system?
Linnaean taxonomy is a method of classifying living things,
originally devised by (and named for) Carolus Linnaeus, although it
has changed considerably since his time. The greatest innovation of
Linnaeus, and still the most important aspect of this system, is
the general use of binomial nomenclature, the combination of a
genus name and a single specific epithet to uniquely identify each
species of organism. For example, the human species is uniquely
identified by the binomial Homo sapiens. No other species of
organism can have this binomial. Prior to Linnaean taxonomy,
animals were classified according to their mode of movement.