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So, Linnaeus...
« on: 28/01/2012 02:18:57 »
How was Linnaeus able to name so many species?


 

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Re: So, Linnaeus...
« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2012 04:30:16 »
He had a lot of spare time?
 

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Re: So, Linnaeus...
« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2012 14:48:18 »
Linnaeus used a system of sexual reproduction organs to determine species families.

Flowers with 1 female & two male staman fall into one category, 2 female & 3 male another and so on.

In fact John Ray had already devised a better system of placing species into groups and had identified a great many species.
 

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