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Thunnus

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Scombridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1816Thynnus Cuvier
1843Orcynus Agassiz p. XLVI
1845Thunnus South
1873Thynnus Sauvage p. 144
1888Albacora Jordan
1890Thynnus (Orcynus) Storms p. 175
1901Thynnus Woodward p. 454
1910Thunnus Starks p. 80
1931Thynnus Pauca p. 149
1943Thunnus David p. 155
1960Thunnus Danil'chenko p. 155
1977Thunnus Klawe p. 1
1979Thunnus Bannikov p. 355
1980Thunnus Danil'chenko p. 156
2001Thunnus Collette et al. p. 3
2001Thunnus Purdy et al. p. 180
2002Thunnus Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Thunnus Monsch p. 457
2004Thunnus Serdy p. 235
2011Thunnus Monsch and Bannikov p. 284
2012Thunnus Fierstine et al. p. 152
2017Thunnus Hastings and Dooley p. 83
2018Thunnus Carnevale and Godfrey p. 192

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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
RankNameAuthor
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Euacanthomorphacea
Percomorphaceae
Scombrimorpharia
orderScombriformes
familyScombridae(Rafinesque 1815)
subfamilyScombrinaeRafinesque-Schmaltz 1815
tribeThunnini()
genusThunnusSouth 1845

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
K. A. Monsch and A. F. Bannikov 2011Body deep and fusiform. Small teeth. Fron- toparietal fenestra and pineal window present. First vertebra completely sutured to skull. Preural vertebrae 2–3 strongly shortened. Recent species with 39 vertebrae. Fossil species possibly of Thunnus have less or more vertebrae (see below). First dorsal fin with 11–14 spines, second dorsal fin with 12–16 rays. 7–10 finlets both above and below. Pectoral fin with 30–36 rays.