Who is the Father of Taxonomy?
Carl Linnaeus is known as the father of Taxonomy.
Here are some quick facts about Carl Linnaeus:
|Birth||23 May 1707|
|Death||10 January 1778|
|Alma mater||Lund University, Uppsala University, University of Harderwijk|
|Known for||Binomial nomenclature, Taxonomy|
|Fields||Biology, Botany, Zoology|
Carl Linnaeus — Father of Taxonomy
Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist and physician who is known as the father of taxonomy. He is famous for creating a system to classify all living things, which he called binomial nomenclature.
Linnaeus’ work included over 10,000 different species of plants and animals that were classified into 7 classes: Monera (unicellular organisms), Prokaryota (bacteria), Protista (eukaryotic single-celled organisms), Fungi, Plantae (plants), Animalia (animals). It also included 2 kingdoms: Chromista (colored algae) and Metazoa (multicellular animals).
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