Linnaean nomenclature

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Introduced deliberately (c 2000) by proponents of the PhyloCode as a pejorative term, to suggest age and obsolence: a nomenclature due to be supplemented or replaced by nomenclature governed by the PhyloCode.


Linnaean nomenclature (uncountable)

  1. The current taxonomic nomenclature in biology, as governed by the ICBN, ICZN and ICNB. This nomenclature accepts the work by Linnaeus as a starting point (except for specified groups and ranks).