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Thunnus (Alciola) starksi

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Scombridae

Taxonomy
Aliciola starksi was named by Jordan (1925) [Stanford University Natural History Museum]. Its type specimen is SUNHM 120, 120a, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.

It was recombined as Thunnus (Alciola) starksi by David (1943); it was recombined as Thunnus starksi by Fierstine et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Aliciola starksi Jordan p. 27 figs. Plate 14
1943Thunnus (Alciola) starksi David p. 155
2012Thunnus starksi Fierstine et al. p. 152

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
RankNameAuthor
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Euacanthomorphacea
Percomorphaceae
Scombrimorpharia
orderScombriformes
familyScombridae(Rafinesque 1815)
subfamilyScombrinaeRafinesque-Schmaltz 1815
tribeThunnini()
genusThunnusSouth 1845
subgenusAlciola()
speciesstarksi()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
L. R. David 1943D. XIVorXV,13or14,8or9;A.13,7or8. Vertebrae 18,possibly19+ 19or20= 38or39.