Why would you think twice about ordering from a restaurant menu that lists the specific epithet but not the genus name of its offerings? Hint: Look up Homarus americanus, Ursus americanus, Bufo americanus, Lepus americanus, Necator americanus, Lysichiton americanus, Leucoagaricus americanus. and Nicrophorus amcncanus.
To explain: Why one would think twice about ordering from a restaurant menu that lists the specific epithet, but not the genus name of its offering.
In biological nomenclature, the second part of a species name in branched biology is called a specific epithet. Specific epithet is the specific name that is given as the second part name of the species. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name may be abbreviated, but the specific epithet cannot be abbreviated.