Specific Epithet

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.01 ∞

Name placed to the right of genus when naming an organism using binomial nomenclature.

The Specific Epithet is never capitalized, is along with the genus name either italicized or underlined (that is, emphasized), should not be abbreviated, is typically Latinized, and is always placed after as well as never used separately from the genus name or abbreviation of the latter.

Also known as species name or species epithet. See Species for additional discussion.


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