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Carolus Linnaeus

 

 

Carolus Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) [1707–1778],
the Swedish father of modern systematics and the creator of binomial nomenclature.

The first 13 species of turtles were described in his seminal work:

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae, per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Editio Decima, Reformata. [10th Ed.] Holmiae [Stockholm]: Laurentii Salvii, 824 pp.
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