Binomial nomenclature

A painting of Carolus Linnaeus in the clothing of Lapland, done by Hendrick Hollander in 1853

In biology, binomial nomenclature is how species are named. The name of a species is made of two parts: one indicating the genus and one indicating the species. Binomial nomenclature means "two-part name" or "system of two-part names".

History

The person who popularized this system for use was Swedish botanist and physician Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778).[1] He gave a two-part name to every species he knew. This kind of naming had been used before Linnaeus by some naturalists, but after Linnaeus, it was accepted as a good method.

under- and upper surface of leaf of Populus alba
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Afrikaans: Binomiale naam
العربية: تسمية ثنائية
asturianu: Nome binomial
Avañe'ẽ: Omboherokõiva
azərbaycanca: Binominal nomenklatura
Basa Banyumasan: Tatajeneng binomial
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Бінамінальная намэнклятура
भोजपुरी: दूपद नाँव
Cymraeg: Enw deuenwol
فارسی: نام علمی
français: Nom binominal
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Ho̍k-miàng
한국어: 학명
hrvatski: Dvojno nazivlje
Bahasa Indonesia: Tata nama biologi
íslenska: Tvínefni
עברית: שם מדעי
Kreyòl ayisyen: Nomanklati binomyal
Latina: Binomen
مصرى: اسم علمى
Bahasa Melayu: Tatanama binomial
日本語: 学名
norsk: Binominal
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Binar nomenklatura
پنجابی: سائینسی ناں
پښتو: علمی نوم
ភាសាខ្មែរ: Binomial nomenclature
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Binarna nomenklatura
Tiếng Việt: Danh pháp hai phần
粵語: 雙名法
中文: 二名法