Balaenula balaenopsis

Balaenula balaenopsis is an extinct species of right whale in the genus Balaenula.[1] It was discovered in Belgium in the late 1800s. There is only one known specimen.[2]

Balaenula balaenopsis
Temporal range: Miocene-Pleistocene
Balaenula balaenopsis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Balaenidae
Genus: Balaenula
B. balaenopsis
Binomial name
Balaenula balaenopsis
Van Beneden, 1872


  1. ^ "Fossilworks Balaenula balaenopsis Van Beneden 1872".
  2. ^ "Smithsonian".

Balaenula is an extinct genus of cetacean .

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