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Fin whale
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti
Family: Balaenopteridae
Subfamily: Balaenopterinae
Genus: Balaenoptera

Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera bertae
Balaenoptera bonaerensis
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera brydei
†"Balaenoptera colcloughi"
Balaenoptera davidsonii
Balaenoptera edeni
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera omurai
Balaenoptera physalus
Balaenoptera siberi

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.