[Taxacom] Did Linnaeus personally describe taxa?
aphodiinaemate at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 07:41:43 CST 2015
I think it would depend on the definition of "did his work on his
own". I am sure he borrowed a lot of the taxonomic knowledge an
incorporated it in in a cogent body of work which we now know as
Linnaean Classification. Also his descriptions are so brief that he
could probably do 3 over breakfast. So I believe it is possible.
On 1 November 2015 at 14:09, Andrew Novikoff <novikoffav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear taxacomers,
> I apologize for my irreligion... but did Linnause really personally
> describe all his taxa? It is unbelievable if take in consideration that he
> described about 10 000 only species. If we calculate, he should describe
> about 3 new species everyday during 10 years. But he should also write the
> books and travel.
> Actually I have discussion with my colleague who believe that Linnaeus did
> all this work by own. While I suggest that there were team of peoples who
> helped to Linnaeus.
> Thank you for comments and clarifications!
> Sincerely, A.
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