I spend a considerable amount of time fixing identification errors that are the result of the person choosing the common name associated with the genus instead of the correct species name. For example, when a person finds a Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana) and they type in Side-blotched Lizard in the Taxon box the first option that comes up is the genus Uta with the common name Side-blotched Lizards. They choose this option which means these records only get identified to genus and those of us who identify are constantly having to add the species epithets to ID.
Another example would be when someone enters “Painted Turtle”, the first option that comes up is “Painted Turtles” for the genus Chrysemys.
Is there a way to ensure that species are listed first before the genus in common names in the pull down menus?