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Lin·nae·us

 (lĭ-nē′əs, -nā′-), Carl or Carolus Also called Carl von Linné. 1707-1778.
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern classification system for plants and animals, presented in his influential work Systema Naturae.
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Linnaeus

(lɪˈniːəs; -ˈneɪ-)
n
(Biography) Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification
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Lin•nae•us

(lɪˈni əs)

n.
Carolus (Carl von Linné), 1707–78, Swedish botanist.
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Lin·nae·us

(lĭ-nē′əs, lĭ-nā′əs)
1707-1778. Swedish naturalist who founded the modern classification system for the naming of plants and animals. He introduced the use of two names including a designation of genus and species in 1749. See more at binomial nomenclature.
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D., Linnaeus declares, I hereby separate the whales from the fish.
Not so, however, with the disciple of Linnaeus, during the momentous period that it remained a mooted point at the tribunal of his better judgment, whether the stout descendants of the squatter were not likely to dispute his right to traverse the prairie in freedom.
Linnaeus has calculated that if an annual plant produced only two seeds--and there is no plant so unproductive as this--and their seedlings next year produced two, and so on, then in twenty years there would be a million plants.
Linnaeus said long ago, "Nescio quae facies laeta, glabra plantis Americanis" (I know not what there is of joyous and smooth in the aspect of American plants); and I think that in this country there are no, or at most very few, Africanae bestiae, African beasts, as the Romans called them, and that in this respect also it is peculiarly fitted for the habitation of man.
(1998) investigated the phenomenon in two Gadiformes, haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758)) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758), and in a closely related Batrachoidiform, the oyster toadfish (Opscmus tau (Linnaeus, 1766)).
hepatica) (Linnaeus, 1758), Paramphistomum ichikawai (Fukui, 1922), Paramphistomum cervi (Schrank, 1790) and Liorchis scotiae (Willmott, 1950).
Las especies de talla mediana y grande estan representadas por especies con valor comercial como el pecari de collar (Dycotyles angulatus Cope, 1889) y el venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780), y por carnivoros como el puma (Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771), el tigrillo (Leopardus pardalis Linnaeus 1758), el coyote (Canis latrans Say 1822), la zorra gris (Urocyon cinereoargenteus Schreber 1775), el tlacuache (Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792), algunas especies de zorrillos (Mephitis macroura Lichtenstein 1832; Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein, 1832; Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758) y el tejon (Nasua narica Linnaeus, 1766) (Perez et al., 1994; Estrada Portillo, 2010).
So does "earliest." The ICN designates 1753--the publication year of Linnaeus's Species Plantarum--as the starting date of botanical nomenclature.
There is also Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758, seen usually in large flocks during summer (wet season).
Botanical studies soared in popularity in Britain in the latter half of the eighteenth century, especially due to the Swedish naturalist, Carl Linnaeus, whose work helped inspire pervasive interest in flowers' movements and daily times of blossoming.