Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #14 - Agrobiodiversity Edition

The newest edition of Linnaeus' Legacy has been installed at Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog. This month's keywords: creationism and sound natural history, onlie begetter, Archie or Jughead, raised from an egg, poisonous bird, Names on Nodes, confused scientists, Gigantosaurus, Kipling, pesticide resistance, medicinal species, English Pupil.

Greg Laden has kindly offered to host the next edition in January.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The latest edition of Linnaeus' Legacy is up at Life Photo Meme. This month's keywords: fishapod, cockatoo, proposals, crunchy, gulls, challenge, Barsoom, class war.

Future hosts:

December 2008: Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog.

Hosts still needed for later months!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's also nearly Linnaeus' Legacy time, and the next edition will be at Life Photo Meme. Get your submissions in to me (gerarus at, Kate (doridoidae at, or use the submission form at Blog Carnival.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #12 - The Legacy gets crossed by a Black Cat

The newest edition of Linnaeus' Legacy has been put up by Podblack Cat. This month's keywords: Dante's Inferno, sex, mysteries, bet your ass, ants, ants, ants, ants and more ants, stand back and let rip, expensive varieties, tragic tale, goose almost the size of a small plane, Komodo dragons. Enjoy!

Future hosts:

November 5: Life Photo Meme.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The next edition of Linnaeus' Legacy will be hosted within the week by the Podblack Cat. Get your posts directly into Ms. Cat (podblack at or use the submission form.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #11 - Slimy Beasties from the Deeps

A bumper-sized edition of Linnaeus' Legacy has splashed down at The Other 95%, and has certainly aggregated 95% of the links. This month's keywords: extremely risque, wild shores, Zoobank, biglebowski, two personalities, House of Lords, playful and irreverent, Bond, beetle family tree, algebraic geometry, common data network, sex = death, superorganisms, diversity of forms, giant clam, bivalves don't all look the same, hermits, conservation of whale lice, olive-backed forest robin, Honor an Invert, self-recognition, Wolfquest, that will rock, singing, biodiversity and limits. Also, a tribute to echinoderm researcher Cynthia Ahearn.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy: Legs Eleven

The next edition of Linnaeus' Legacy will be coming up shortly at The Other 95%. Last month's edition at A DC Birding Blog matched its host by holding lots of birds, so my challenge to you all would be to try to make this month follow suit and bring out the marine invertebrates. Submissions can be directed to Eric Heupel via eric.heupel at, or use the BlogCarnival submission form.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #10: The Warbler Has Landed

Linnaeus' Legacy #10 is up at A DC Birding Blog. This month's keywords: a gull still looks like a gull, grammatical complexities, the first few billion years, gigantic ostracod, ticky land snail, specimens sitting in jars, friendly animals, larid not a Larus, ring species, enigmatic eclectus, eastern and western, not easy being green, wood warblers.

Future editions will be held at:

September 2006: The Other 95%

October 2006: PodBlack Cat

Hosts still needed for afterwards!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Linnaeus' Birding

The next edition of Linnaeus' Legacy will be appearing at A DC Birding Blog in a few days' time. I've already received a number of submissions for the carnival, and if you want a piece of the action get submission in to me on gerarus at, your host John (empidonax at, or use the submission form at Blog Carnival. A reminder, too, that we're still looking for a host for September.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hosts for #10

And while I'm at it, we still need hosts for the coming posts. Come on, people!

Linnaeus' Legacy #9: Classifying the Classifiers

The latest edition of Linnaeus' Legacy (binomial) is up at Biological Ramblings. This month's keywords: foraging niche; essential foundation; butterflies and moths; scorpions of Kenya; prejudices, errors, and difficulties; too much work; human bias; silly myth; Antarctosaurus; children's perceptions; all 130 of them; golden age of discovery; already extinct; beaked whales; things are getting wierd; you can never have enough nudibranchs; supermajors; baleen whales; urban island; broadbill; species richness in bacteria; no unique rank.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #8

Linnaeus' Legacy part Eight is up at When Pigs Fly Returns. This month's keywords: handsome devil, toucan, Douglas Adams, horrible mutated ants, Rhenocystis, Aetogate, flying trilobite, ornithopod bias, marine monsters.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Linnaeus vs. The Flying Pigs

Linnaeus' Legacy #8 will be appearing soon at When Pigs Fly Returns. Get your submissions in to zman1902 at hotmail(dot)com, or use the handy submission form at Blog Carnival.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #7 at Ethical Palaeontologist

The newest edition of Linnaeus' Legacy is now available at The Ethical Palaeontologist. This month's keywords: hiking boots, gay sex, irritability, type specimens, chimaeras, dwarf woodpecker, dragon taxonomy, not insects, monkey brain, Raeticodactylus, Species Plantarum, plantains, Darwin's Garden, rapid evolution, squid necropsy, decline of the British cat, postage stamps, gardeners' binomials.

Upcoming editions:

June 5th: When Pigs Fly Returns.

July 5th: Biological Ramblings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #7 coming up!

It's Linnaeus' Legacy time again! May 5th's edition will be happening at The Ethical Palaeontologist, so get your submissions in to julia (at), or use the submission form at Blog Carnival.

We also need hosts for future editions!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #6

Is now available at From Archaea to Zeaxanthol. This month's keywords:

flightless seaduck, catastrophe rained down, ant agriculture, cladogramatically challenged, great tits, the Michael McRae crisis, an excellent read, diseased humans, political meddling, ostracodesque.

May's edition will be held at The Ethical Palaeontologist.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Edition #5 now available

Linnaeus' Legacy #5 is now available at Catalogue of Organisms. Keywords: Crisis (with a capital C), Open Access, oft-repeated stories, Encyclopedia of Life, featureless blob, Svalbard, Brassica bouquet, all matters scorpion, grasshoppers caught in flagrante, adorable science, John Cleese.

Next month's edition will be at From Archaea to Zeaxanthol. Volunteers needed to host months after that!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Linnaeus' Legacy #4

Linnaeus' Legacy #4 is up and running at The Other 95%. This month's keywords: everyone's war against everyone; nine men in the bride's chamber, with one woman; provides suction; every brachyuran; mysteries of the platypus; evil geneticists; Roy Orbison; giganormous rodent; LOLcats; Aetogate.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Improving the Site

I've started adding to the website for Linnaeus'Legacy, adding links to the sites that have hosted and those that have contributed (and remember, if you want to be recognised as a host rather than a contributor, then volunteer!). I've also started adding links to taxonomically oriented sites. If you'd like to suggest a link that should appear on the site, let me know.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Edition #3 Available

Linnaeus' Legacy # 3 is up and running (well, has been for a couple of days to be honest) at Greg Laden's Blog. A few chosen keywords: specialness of species; Darth Vader; endangered birds; outstanding photographs; When I first met Hans Thewissen; who does not love giraffes?; it does appear that there was an explosion; evolution of eyes; lowbrow looks; Great Chain of the Internet; Ogden Nash; too many undescribed species; Augean Stables; Mesozoic cow; protrusible eyes.

February's installment will be held at The Other 95%. March will be at Catalogue of Organisms. April - From Archaea to Zeaxanthol. Get in touch if you want to host an edition!