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Thunnus South [J. F.] 1845:620 Masc. Scomber thynnus Linnaeus 1758. Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Thynnus Cuvier 1816, preoccupied by Fabricius 1775 in Hymenoptera. On Official List (Opinion 809); Thynnus Cuvier 1816:313 on Official Index; Thinnus S. D. W. [S. D. Wood] was suppressed for purposes of priority but not homonymy and placed on the Official Index (Opinion 809). Two subgenera were recognized by Collette (1999 [ref. 23936]): Thunnus (Thunnus) for T. alalunga, T. maccoyii, T. obesus, T. orientalis, and T. thynnus, and Thunnus (Neothunnus) for T. albacares, T. atlanticus, and T. tonggol. •Valid as Thunnus South 1845 -- (Gibbs & Collette 1967:97 [ref. 13640], Postel 1973:467 [ref. 7208], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:263 [ref. 7348], Collette & Nauen 1983:80 [ref. 5375], Collette et al. 1984:600 [ref. 11421], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:226 [ref. 6441], Collette in Whitehead et al. 1986:994 [ref. 13676], Collette 1986:836 [ref. 5647], Nakamura 1990:404 [ref. 21700], Gomon et al. 1994:825 [ref. 22532], Collette 1999:163 [ref. 23936], Collette et al. 2001:15, 16 [ref. 25629], Collette 2001:3725 [ref. 26305], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:805 [ref. 25968], Collette 2003:1839 [ref. 27087], Collette 2003:13 [ref. 27312], Parin 2003:S30 [ref. 28536], Bray et al. 2006:1776 [ref. 29091], Gomon 2008:788 [ref. 30616], Parin et al. 2014:515 [ref. 33547], Roberts 2015:1634 [ref. 34193], Motomura et al. 2017:215 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:364 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Thunnus South 1845. Scombridae: Scombrinae.