Seventeen of his most committed scholars became known as the "apostles." Thanks to Linnaeus's connections with the Swedish East India Company, his apostles explored the world and spread Linnaean
Subsequent research has identified many problems in providing an answer; the correspondence between divergence time and taxonomic level within the Linnaean
hierarchy has been shown to be variable between taxa, between traits, and among molecular markers (Holt & Jonsson 2014, Kraichak et al.
In fact, Erasmus Darwin, Charlotte Smith, and Felicia Hemans each versified the botanical clock, producing different depictions and ideological agendas for this Linnaean
taxonomy brought order and predictability to the study of the natural world; a more carefully theorized and operationalized approach to determining when U.S.
botany influenced poets of the late eighteenth century, including both Charlotte Smith and Erasmus Darwin, whose verses aim to transmit the active experience and knowledge of botany through natural description.
Ross Clark's contribution on POc bird names in Chapter 6 follows the Linnaean
classification system used to structure the book, although in Oceanic languages non-aquatic creatures are often classed with birds using a form of the term 'manu'.
On the temporal inconsistencies of Linnaean
taxonomy, moreover, some mollusks, like the clam, the oyster, and the mussel, are bivalves: invertebrate organisms housed by the shell, two hinged valves that open and close.
Indeed, the reviewer, probably John Templeton, another of the natural leaders circle, attacked Richardson for his refusal to use the universally recognized scientific Linnaean
description of the grass as Agrostis stolonifera.
The minutiae of collecting and classification are absorbing: Daniel Solander, voyager with Cook, friend of Banks and a pupil of Carl Linnaeus, spent years classifying her shells on the Linnaean
system, assigning names to a species based on its supposedly uniform reproductive anatomy, was in trouble with fungi.
And yet this particular passage from Agamben is written in response to the rise of Linnaean
taxonomy, which dates to the early eighteenth century.