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Science at the Linnean Society

Linnaean butterfly - student sub homeThe Linnean Society of London holds a large part of Carl Linnaeus's specimen collection, many of which are type specimens for the species. Do you know your 'lectotype' from your 'iconotype'? What is 'original material? For a list of clear definitions for all types (and associated terms), take a look at our page of Type Definitions.

Or come to our historic premises at Burlington House on Piccadilly and be part of one of our student lectures. Some of our previous lectures have taken in biodiversity research, genetics, forensic entomology and even the 'Lost World' of life on a tepui plateau. Take a look at the upcoming lectures in our Student Lecture Series.