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Human taxonomy

While modern taxonomists no longer use Linnaeus’s precise system of classification, they have retained important elements of his bionomial nomenclature. A current taxonomical classification of human beings might look as follows: Kingdom . . . . Animalia   Phylum . … Continue reading

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Carolus Linnaeus

Carolus Linnaeus is the Latinized form of Carl von Linne, the Swedish botanist whose systems of classification and nomenclature had a revolutionary effect on the study of all living things. He originally intended to become a doctor, but gradually shifted his … Continue reading

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