Who coined the term species?

Originally, the term species, coined by Carolus Linnaeus, referred to individual types or kinds of organisms. Linnaeus chose the word species because it is the Latin word used in the Genesis account of the Bible.

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it was coined by john ray

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John ray coined the term and Carolus Linnaeus used it..

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The term was coined by Linnaeus.

John Ray gave the definition for it

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Carolus Linnaeus 
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John ray coined the the term species and  biological concept given by ernst mayr
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John Ray an English naturalist coined the term species for a group of morphologically similar organisms and also tried to differentiate between genus and species. Carl Linnaeus used the term
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