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).