[Taxacom] herptophobic Linne

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Thu Sep 10 21:13:08 CDT 2015


“These foul and loathsome animals are abhorrent because of their cold 
body, pale color, cartilaginous skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect,
calculating eye, offensive voice, squalid habitation, and terrible 
venom; and so their Creator has not exerted his powers to make many of 
them.” - this is widely repeated as by Father Linnaeus in Systema Natura 
- in the online SN I can find there's lots of disparaging things said 
about herps, but not this. Does anyone know the exact edition and 
reference, or can you point me to the original Latin?

           Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
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