Subfamily Thunnidae Starks 1910 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Thunnidae

Full reference: E. C. Starks. 1910. The Osteology and mutual relationships of the fishes belonging to the Family Scombridae. Journal of Morphology 21(1):77-99

Parent taxon: Scombriformes according to D. S. Jordan 1963

See also Danil'chenko 1960 and David 1943

Sister taxa: Ariommatidae, Bramidae, Caristiidae, Centrolophidae, Chiasmodontidae, Gempylidae, Icosteidae, Nomeidae, Pomatomidae, Scombridae, Scombrolabracidae, Stromateidae, Trichiuridae

Subtaxa: Pinulothunnus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Metekhi (Oligocene of Georgia)

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