Named By: M. Bisconti - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae.
Species: P. quarantellii (type).
Diet: Filter feeder.
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.
- 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.