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Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

...Last year marked the 250th anniversary of the beginning of animal naming. There are an estimated 1.8 million species that have been described since linnaeus initiated the modern systems for naming plants and animals in the 18th century. Scientists estimate there are between 2 million and 100 million specie...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

...Last year marked the 250th anniversary of the beginning of animal naming. There are an estimated 1.8 million species that have been described since linnaeus initiated the modern systems for naming plants and animals in the 18th century. Scientists estimate there are between 2 million and 100 million specie...

Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

...s to determine whether moles live in the areas where the worm grunters practice their trade. He found that eastern American moles ( Scalopus aquaticus linnaeus ) were plentiful. The Revells took him to the best places in the forest, where he found more than 200 mole tunnels in the vicinity of 94 holes left by...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

...n in Canada, and the Wellhornschnecke of the North Sea, is known universally to scientists as Buccinum undatum. However, over time it emerged that linnaeus assigned four names to the same species of sperm whale, a mistake caught years ago but which still appears in world literature and databases. The Wor...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... profound ignorance of many of the most species-rich taxa inhabiting the planet. There are about 1.8 million species that have been described since linnaeus initiated the modern systems for naming plants and animals in the 18th century. Scientists estimate there are between 2 million and 100 million specie...

Species explorers ask: What's on Your planet?

...Past, Present and Future of the Systematics Workforce. The lecture is named for the great Swedish naturalist, Carl von Linne also known as Carolus linnaeus who initiated the modern system of plant and animal names and classifications. The 300th anniversary of his birth was celebrated worldwide in 2007. ...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...eviously unknown species diversity has very significant legal and commercial implications." Since the time of Hippocrates and long before Carolus linnaeus first described Hirudo medicinalis in 1758, medicinal leeches have been used in a variety of medical treatments--some legitimate, many not. Demand for...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...ery kind, none more than the customs of strange peoples that could turn a travel account into a bestseller," the travelers steered their courses using linnaeus as their botanical guide and Jean-Jacques Rousseau as their intellectual guide. The first wave of travelers expected to find the same "natural" soc...

New bioinformatics technique for systematically analyzing key regions in DNA that help control gene activity

... Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics (LCB) at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a new bioinformatics technique for systematically analyzing key regions...
Linnaeus in Biological Definition

Carolus Linnaeus

A painting of Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus , also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linn , and who wrote under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus ( May 23 , 1707 – January 10 , 1778 ), was a Swedish scientist who laid the foundations for the modern sch...

Animal

...iving world between animals and plants , and this was followed by Carolus linnaeus in the first hierarchial classification. Since then biologists have begun...ly the Ectoprocta or moss animals. History of classification In linnaeus ' original scheme, the animals were one of three kingdoms, divided into the...

Ichthyology

... The title "father of ichthyology" belongs to Peter Artedi , a student of linnaeus who identified five orders of "fishes" (including cetaceans ) and divided... genera. Artedi drowned by accident in an Amsterdam canal in 1735 , and linnaeus published his manuscripts posthumously. During the 18th and 19th centu...

Animal

...iving world between animals and plants , and this was followed by Carolus linnaeus in the first hierarchial classification. Since then biologists have begun...ly the Ectoprocta or moss animals. History of classification In linnaeus ' original scheme, the animals were one of three kingdoms, divided into the...

Paleontology

...ilizes the same classic binomial nomenclature scheme devised for the biology of living things by the mid 18th century Swedish biologist Carolus linnaeus and increasingly sets these species in a genealogical framework, showing their degrees of interrelatedness using the still somewhat controversial tec...

Plant

... flowers, herbs, and ferns. Aristotle divided all living things between plants, which generally do not move or have sensory organs, and animals. In linnaeus ' system, these became the Kingdoms Vegetabilia (later Plantae) and Animalia. Since then, it has become clear that the Plantae as originally defined...

Plant

... flowers, herbs, and ferns. Aristotle divided all living things between plants, which generally do not move or have sensory organs, and animals. In linnaeus ' system, these became the Kingdoms Vegetabilia (later Plantae) and Animalia. Since then, it has become clear that the Plantae as originally defined...

Species

...akes, scorpions and certain biting ants). In the 18th century Carolus linnaeus classified organisms according to differences in the form of reproductive ...lways differences (although sometimes minute) between individual organisms, linnaeus considered such variation problematic. He strove to identify individual or...

Taxonomy

...subsets of the total set of classified objects. So for instance in Carolus linnaeus 's Scientific classification of organisms, the root is the Organism (as t...naean taxonomy which classifies living things and originated with Carolus linnaeus . This taxonomic system is accessible from the article evolutionary tree ....

Zoology

...ruary 10 , 1835 - April 5 , 1924 ) ( planktology ) Libbie Hyman (invertebrate zoology ) William Kirby (father of entomology ) Carolus linnaeus (father of systematics ) Konrad Lorenz ( ethology ) David W. Macdonald ( wild mammals ) Ernst Mayr (1905-2005), influential evolutio...
Linnaeus in Biological Dictionary

Stipule

... In botany, stipule is a term coined by linnaeus which refers to outgrowths borne on either side of the base of a leafstalk (the petiole). A pair of stipules is considered part of the anatomy of ...
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