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What did Carl Linneaus do that made him famous?

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Carl Linneaus is known as the Father of Taxonomy. His system of binomial naming of species simplified the extremely confusing and inconsistent naming of species. He designated one Latin name to indicate the genus, and one for the species. Although Linneaus was not the first to use the binomial system, his consistency in use and his logic of grouping led many experts to adopt his system. Although his system has been modified somewhat through history, his method of naming still remains the standard today and many of his original names still remain official.
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