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Named By: M. Bisconti in 2010
Time Period: Late Miocene
Location: Italy
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Filter feeder
Fossil(s): Partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Mysticeti | Balaenopteridae |

Plesiobalaenoptera is a genus of extinct rorqual which existed in Italy during the late Miocene epoch. The type species is P. quarantellii. It is the oldest known rorqual from the Mediterranean basin. Fossils have been found from sediments of the Stirone River in northern Italy (44.8degN 10.0degE / 44.8; 10.0, paleocoordinates 43.9degN 10.5degE / 43.9; 10.5) that were deposited during the Tortonian age, around 11 to 7 million years ago.

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