In taxonomy that all tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. Same thing with frogs and toads all toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Today I learned of Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy. His remains are the type specimen for Homo Sapiens. If any human evolves to such a point as to where they can no longer be described as being the same species as Carl's remains, they will no longer count as Homo Sapiens and will be a new species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
There really is no difference between a dove and a pigeon. While people may use one to describe characteristics (such as being smaller or white), the difference is more about linguistics than their taxonomy. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There's a fictitious chinese taxonomy of animals, that divides them into categories such as "those that have just broken the flower vase" and "those that, at a distance, resemble flies". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
Carl Linnaeus, father of Taxonomy, was chosen as the single example specimen for Homo sapiens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
The current Emperor of Japan has published scientific papers in Taxonomy and has a goby species named after him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aki…
The famous scientist and founder of taxonomy Carolus Linnaeus was once forced to leave Hamburg after he outed the mayor's priceless "stuffed hydra" as a bunch of sewn together weasel and snake carcasses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Beatrix Potter, the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was also an amateur mycologist. Obsessed with fungi, she was studious about their taxonomy and taught herself the proper technique for accurate botanical illustration. She even conducted her own experiments with spores she had germinated. brainpickings.org/2015/07…
Carl von LinnΓ©, father of modern taxonomy, would take revenge at his enemies by naming nasty smelling weeds after them. e.g. Siegesbeckia after a fellow botanist he begrudged. scientificamerican.com/po…
There is a society devoted to identifying and classifying occlupanids (bread clips), complete with an official taxonomy and morphology horg.com/horg/?page_id=92…
There is a fungi genus that's latin taxonomy literally means "wolf-farts" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyc…
The current Emperor of Japan is a published marine biology researcher and is an expert on the taxonomy of gobies. australianmuseum.net.au/i…
The Platypus, in addition to being nature's "Fuck You" to taxonomy, is one of a select few mammals that produces venom nytimes.com/2010/01/19/sc…
Carl Linneaus, the father of modern taxonomy, tried to sneak sexual innuendo into the scientific names for plant anatomy. Despite criticism, he tried to name stamens β€œhusbands”, pistils β€œwives” and gardens β€œbridal beds”. Those names didn’t stick, but his system of nomenclature did. the-scientist.com/?articl…
There is a classification and taxonomy system for folk and fairy tales scandinavian.wisc.edu/mel…
The father of taxonomy made a clock out of flowers that would show him the time by blooming in a clockwise order. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of Ethelwynn Trewavas, an ichthyologist from Cornwall whose contributions to fish taxonomy were so well-regarded that 16 species of fish were named for her while she was still alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), father of modern taxonomy, is the type specimen for Homo Sapiens, as he is considered to have described himself when naming the species. nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/s…
Because paleontologists can't tell which dinosaurs laid certain eggs, they've developed a separate way to classify dinosaur eggs that exists "beside" regular taxonomy. embryo.asu.edu/pages/dino…
There's a whole taxonomy of fossilized footprints (and other "trace fossils") that parallels Linnaean biological taxonomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…

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