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.