Carlos Linnaeus and Binomial Nomencleture

Carlos Linnaeus and Binomial Nomencleture - Carlos Linnaeus...

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Carlos Linnaeus and Binomial Nomencleture. The Linnaean system, first formally proposed in in the systema naturae in the had two main characteristics. 1. Each species has a two-part name. 2. Species are organized hierarchically into broader and broader groups of organisms. -Each species is assigned a Latinized name, a binomial. -The genus is the closest group to which a species belongs. -The second part, refers to one species within each genus. -The first letter of the genus is capitalized and both names are italicized and Latinized. - Linnaeus assigned to humans the optimistic scientific name Homo sapiens. A hierarchical classification groups species into increasingly broad taxonomic categories. Species that appear to be closely related are grouped into the same genus. Genera are grouped into progressively broader categories: family, order, class, phylum, kingdom, and domain. Each taxonomic level is more comprehensive than the previous one. ° As an example, all species of cats are mammals, but not all mammals are cats.
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2010 for the course -2 -1 taught by Professor -1 during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Carlos Linnaeus and Binomial Nomencleture - Carlos Linnaeus...

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