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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.[1] Balaenoptera is the most diverse genus of its family, the only other member being the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.



  1. ^ a b "List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies". Society for Marine Mammalogy. Retrieved October 2013. 


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