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Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

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STARR
ISBN: 9780357093795

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Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

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STARR
ISBN: 9780357093795

Textbook Problem

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, Ceanothus americanus, Bufo americanus, Lepus americanus, and Nicrophorus americanus.

Summary Introduction

To explain: Why would you think twice about ordering from a restaurant menu that lists the specific epithet but not the genus name of its offering.

Concept introduction:

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.

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