Balaenoptera, from the Latin balaena (whale) and pteron (fin), is a genus of Balaenopteridae, the rorquals, and contains nine species. The species Balaenoptera omurai was published in 2003. Balaenoptera is the most diverse genus of its family, the only other member being the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.
- Genus Balaenoptera
- Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Common minke whale
- †Balaenoptera bertae (Pliocene, USA)
- Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Antarctic minke whale
- Balaenoptera borealis, Sei whale
- Balaenoptera brydei, Bryde's whale
- †"Balaenoptera colcloughi" (Pliocene, USA)
- †Balaenoptera davidsonii (Pliocene, USA)
- Balaenoptera edeni, Eden's whale
- Balaenoptera musculus, Blue whale
- Balaenoptera omurai, Omura's whale
- Balaenoptera physalus, Fin whale
- †Balaenoptera siberi (Pliocene, Peru)
- "List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies". Society for Marine Mammalogy. Retrieved October 2013.
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