Selling species (from today's Science)

Johan Liljeblad Johan.Liljeblad at NRM.SE
Wed Feb 9 11:30:33 CST 2000

>     But I suspect Linnaeus would frown on naming species after people, even
>for prominent biologists (which I believe began in the latter 19th Century),
>rather than the descriptive names he used.

But he certainly named some genera in a non-descriptive way: e.g the
plant genus Linnea which he obviously named after himself...

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