Carl Linnaeus

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Carlos Linnaeus was a Swedish naturalist who developed systematic methods for classifying and naming plants and animals.

He devised the classifications of class, order, genus and species. He also established the binomial system for giving scientific names to plants and animals.

Linnaeus believed that each species of plant and animal had been created separately and that no species had become extinct and no new species had been created since the beginning of time.

Later Linnaeus suggested that new plant species had indeed developed through hybridization.

And it was with these ideas that he fostered the early ideas of evolution.

We hope you enjoy learning about him!


Here is a more in-depth look into Linnaeus’s life.


Here is his classification system. 

Here is a link to understand Binomial Nomenclature. 

Here is a link to his idea evolution. 

Here is a link to understanding taxonomy. 

A more in-depth concept of taxonomy and what he did with it. 

Some famous quotes by Linnaeus. 

Here are lesson plans on Linnaeus. 

Here is a lesson on how to classify animals. 



Here is a video on Linnaeus’s life.



This video explains Taxonomy and tells us a bit more about Carl Linnaeus.



Here is a video explaining the Binomial system.



Here is a video explaining ecology.



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