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What was Linnaeus' taxonomy system?

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2008-10-17 14:22:13

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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linnaean_taxonomy


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