Full reference: C. V. Zeigler, G. L. Chan, and L. G. Barnes. 1997. A new late Miocene balaenopterid whale (Cetacea: Mysticeti), Parabalaenoptera baulinensis, (new genus and species) from the Santa Cruz Mudstone, Point Reyes Peninsula, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 50(4):115-138
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: CASG 66660, a partial skull. Its type locality is Balinas Point, which is in a Messinian marine mudstone in the Santa Cruz Mudstone Formation of California.
Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder
Average measurements (in mm): skull 2240.0 x 980.0