Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

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Name Relationship
Scombridae Preferred
Acantocybium Synonym
Rastrilleger
Gastrochisma
Chriomitra Lockington 1879
Grammatorcynos
Pelamichthys Giglioli 1880
Acanthoscybium
Grammatorycnus Gill 1863
Nesogrammus Evermann & Seale 1907
Katsuwonnus
Kishinoella Jordan & Hubbs 1925
Evrythynnus
Indocybium Munro 1943
Scombreromorus
Gastroschisma Agassiz 1846
Thunnis Fowler 1903
Polypterurus Agassiz 1846
Creotroctes Gistel, 1848
Thynnichthys Giglioli, 1880
Gasteroschisma Bleeker 1855
Wanderer Whitley 1937
Albacora Jordan 1888
Sawara Jordan & Hubbs 1925
Semathunnus Fowler 1933
Glyptorhynchus Leriche 1905
Scomerommorus
Katsowonus
Cibium Troschel 1840
Grammatocrynus
Euthinnus
Euthunnus
Kishincella
Neothunnus Kishinouye, 1923
Orcynus Cuvier, 1816
Scomberomous
Pelamys Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1832
Pelamys Walbaum 1792
Thinnus Wood, 1837
Thunus
Palamita Bonaparte 1831
Apolectus Bennett 1831
Orycnus Gill 1863
Pseudosawara Munro 1943
Germo Jordan 1888
Parathunnus Kishinouye 1923
Thynnus Cuvier, 1816
Coelorhynchus Agassiz, 1844
Pelamis Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832
Katsuwinus
Euthynus
Polipturus Rafinesque 1815
Chenogaster Lahille 1903
Polypturus Agassiz 1845
Cordylus Gronow in Gray, 1854
Cybium Cuvier 1829
Orycnopsis Gill 1863
Apodontis Bennett, 1832
Sierra Fowler 1905
Lepidothynnus Günther, 1889
Pelamys Klein, 1775
Grammatorcyus
Acanthocybrium

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