Balaenoptera, from the Latin balaena (whale) and pteron (fin), is a genus of Balaenopteridae, the rorquals, and contains eight 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
- "List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies". Society for Marine Mammalogy. Retrieved October 2013.
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