Evolutionary Biology Taxonomy I: What's in a name?

by Alfred Rosenberger, Ph.D.


1. Which branch of the Life Sciences is primarily concerned with the naming of species? 

2. Who wrote what we might call the "bible of taxonomy" in 1758?

3. The primary objective of our modern classification system is to accomplish which of the following conditions?

4. Which one of the following scientists formally named the gorilla?

5. Rather accurate, traditional, non-scientific biological knowledge can be found in

6. Which one of the following pairs of historical figures contributed to the early development of taxonomy?

7. Which pair of taxonomic terms or ranks are requirements for constructing a Linnaean name?

8. On what basis did Linnaeus group species in his classifications?

I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.
-William Shakespeare
1564-1616

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