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01/05/1753 Binomial nomenclature

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Taxonomy: Life's Filing System - Crash Course Biology #19

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Scientific Name Binomial Nomenclature

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A film about Carl Linnaeus | Natural History Museum

Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus published his famous book Species Plantarum. It was the first work which consistently applied binomial names. Every species had a name consisted of two words. First part identified the genus, second identified the species. Species Plantarum was the start of the modern biological taxonomy.