Name: Plesiobalaenoptera.
Phonetic: Ples-e-o-bah-leen-op-teh-rah.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Bisconti‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Balaenopteridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬quarantellii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Italy.
Time period: ‬Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Plesiobalaenoptera is a genus of rorqual baleen whale that lived in the seas of Europe during the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new balaenopterid whale from the late Miocene of the Stirone River,‭ ‬Northern Italy‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬3‭)‬:943-958.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bisconti‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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