What Is The Name Of The System Developed By Linnaeus For Naming And Classifying Organisms?


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Taxonomy (or systematics) is the science of relating animals by grouping them according to similarities in their skeletal and other biological structures.Early 18th-century naturalist and anatomist Carolus Linnaeus created the binomial nomenclature system, whereby each species has a scientific (genus) and common (species) name. Within the system, animals are ranked by kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.

For example, the domestic dog is classified as an animalia (animal), chordata (vertebrate), mammalia (mammal), carnivora (meat-eater), Canidae (omnivores with specialized teeth and feet), Canis (dog or dog-like family), and familiaris (domestic dogs).Taxonomy begins with identifying major groupings of organisms that share broad similarities in structure. From these, subgroups are identified, with increasing bodily similarities. Subgroups are divided still further into smaller and smaller groups until, finally, a species member stands alone.Birding field guides are arranged by the sophistication of species' taxonomy. Guides begin with water birds and end with passerines, the perching species.
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Linnaeus system
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Sachin P answered
The study of the various life forms on the planet has evolved with the special practice of classifying them for a more methodical approach. A number of dedicated scientists ventured into the sphere of classification of organisms and each adhered to a set of mutually defined strategy. The classification is done on the basis of genetic links, special characteristics observed, unique features and their social environments. Among the dedicated scientists is Linnaeus, who is credited with a systematic and 'easy to understand' approach to the specific classification of organisms discovered and studied. In fact, his contribution to the sphere of classification has enabled future scientists to avail of a ready made and well tailored system for individual approach to the subject.

Carolus Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist and zoologist. He is credited with laying the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. Carolus Linnaeus is also called as the 'Father of modern taxonomy' and one of the 'Fathers of modern ecology'. Linnaeus related to the various species of organisms as real entities and believed that they could be grouped into categories called genera. Naturalists of his time often used arbitrary criteria to group organisms. They placed all domestic animals or all other related species together. Linnaeus came up with the grouping of genera into higher 'taxa' or shared similarities. In his original system, genera were grouped into orders and the orders into classes, which were also called kingdoms.

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