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newtoni, Julis Osório [B.] 1891:127 [Jornal do Sciências Mathemáticas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa (Ser. 2) No. 6; ref. 14502] São Thomé [Tomé] Island (St. Thomas Island), West Africa. Type lost. •Synonym of Thalassoma pavo (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Gomon & Forsyth 1990:879 [ref. 19219]). • Questionably a synonym of Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy & Gaimard 1834) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:44 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Thalassoma newtoni (Osório 1891) -- (Bernardi et al. 2004:372 [ref. 27454], Costagliola et al. 2003:379 [ref. 27455], Wirtz et al. 2007:14, 37 [ref. 30263], Kuiter 2010:200 [ref. 35285], Parenti & Randall 2011:36 [ref. 31299], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2743 [ref. 34618], Reiner 2019:244 [ref. 38139], Baptista et al. 2021:[4] [ref. 38204]). Current status: Valid as Thalassoma newtoni (Osório 1891). Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea south to central Angola, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.