What Linnaeus said

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Tue Apr 3 08:09:30 CDT 2001

>Perhaps Christian Thompson was thinking about Linnaeus's introduction of
>"trivial names," what we now call specific epithets, to avoid problems with
>the "legitimate specific names," which were supposed to express the
>essential characters of a species, but which changed when new species were
>added to a genus.

>Mark Garland

It would be interesting to see if Christian Thompson could confirm
this inference or othewise specify the source of his statement.

John Grehan

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