Linnaeus
System  of  Classification
 
"  God, who gives life to everything  "
1 Timothy 6:13
 

    2 PART BINOMIAL NAME SYSTEM

    THE LINNAEUS SYSTEM OF SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION
    WAS DEVELOPED IN THE LATE  1700'S  
    BY THE AMAZING NATURALIST .. CAROLUS  LINNAEUS
    HIS REAL NAME WAS .. KARL VON LINNE
    HE BECAME KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS .. CAROLUS LINNAEUS
    BECAUSE HE WROTE HIS BOOKS IN LATIN
    AND THAT IS THE LATIN VERSION OF HIS NAME

    CAROLUS LINNAEUS WAS BORN IN 1707 AND LIVED UNTIL HE WAS 71  .. IN 1778
    HE WORKED HIS ENTIRE LIFE AT THE WORK OF HIS LIFE
    HE WAS FROM SWEDEN

    HE ESTABLISHED THE MODERN SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION OF
    ANIMALS AND PLANTS

    HIS BOOK ABOUT PLANT CLASSIFICATION .. SPECIES PLANATARUM  
    WAS COMPLETED IN 1753

    HIS BOOK ABOUT ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION .. SYSTEMA NATURAE  
    WAS COMPLETED IN 1758

    HE DEVELOPED THIS SYSTEM SO THAT SCIENTISTS AROUND THE WORLD
    COULD DISCUSS DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND PLANTS
    USING ONE STANDARD SET OF NAMES

    BEFORE THIS SYSTEM ..
    ANIMALS AND PLANTS WERE CALLED BY ALL SORTS OF NAMES ..
    DIFFERENT LANGUAGE NAMES
    AS WELL AS REGIONAL OR COMMON NAMES WITHIN EACH LANGUAGE

    THE USE OF SO MANY DIFFERENT NAMES FOR EACH ANIMAL WAS VERY
    CONFUSING AND MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHICH SPECIFIC ANIMAL
    OR PLANT WAS BEING DISCUSSED

    CAROLUS LINNAEUS SET ABOUT TO SCIENTIFICALLY NAME EACH SPECIFIC
    TYPE AND GROUP OF ANIMALS ..
    HE WAS AN EXTREMELY OBSERVANT PERSON .. WHO NOTICED MANY MANY
    THINGS ABOUT ANIMALS AND PLANTS ..
    HE NOTICED SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES ABOUT THEM ..
    THIS WAS HOW HE CLASSIFIED THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS ..

    HE MADE DETERMINATIONS ABOUT LIFE FORMS ON PLANET EARTH ..

    HE THEN ASSIGNED A NAME TO EACH DIVISION OR CATEGORY
    HE USED GREEK AND LATIN NAMES ..
    BECAUSE THEY WERE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES AND ALL SCIENTIFIC EDUCATED
    HUMANS OF THE 1700'S KNEW THESE LANGUAGES ..

    FIRST .. ALL LIFE DIVIDED INTO 2 KINGDOMS ..
    THE PLANT KINGDOM ..
    THE ANIMAL KINGDOM  .. THE NAME CHOSEN WAS  Animalia

    THEN ANIMALS WERE FURTHER ORGANIZED INTO MORE CATEGORIES
    BASED UPON MANY VARIOUS BODY CHARACTERISTICS
    SINGLE CELLED ANIMALS
    MANY CELLED ANIMALS
    ANIMALS WITH REAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS
    ANIMALS WITH BACKBONES
    WITHOUT BACKBONES
    GIVING BIRTH TO LIVE BABIES
    LAYING EGGS
    WITH CONSTANT BODY TEMPERATURES
    WITH TEMPERATURES INFLUENCED BY THEIR ENVIRONMENT ..
    ALL SORTS OF BODY CHARACTERISTICS

    THE MAIN CATEGORIES ..
    KINGDOM
    SUB KINGDOM
    PHYLUM
    SUB PHYLUM
    CLASS
    ORDER
    SUB ORDER
    SUPER FAMILY
    FAMILY
    SUB FAMILY
    GENUS
    SPECIES

    EXAMPLE :
    CLASSIFICATION OF .. WESTERN HONEYBEE

    KINGDOM :              Animal              
    SUB KINGDOM :     Metazoa            
    PHYLUM :                Arthropoda      
    SUB PHYLUM :       Invertebrata     
    CLASS :                   Insecta             
    ORDER :                  Hymenoptera  
    SUPER FAMILY :    Apoidea            
    FAMILY :                  Apidae              
    GENUS :                  Apis                     
    SPECIES :               mellifera            



    THE SCIENTIFIC NAMES
    ARE REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW   !!!
 
" for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord "
Isaiah 11:9
 


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