After McKenna & Bell, 1997, Wada, Oishi & Yamada, 2003 and Deméré, McGowen, Berta & Gatesy, 2008

<==o Balaenopteridae Lacépède, 1804 [non Gray, 1864] (rorquals; uurteisvalaat)
   |-- †“Balaenoptera” gastaldii
   `--+-- †Parabalaenoptera baulinensis Zeigler et al., 1997
      |?-o †Plesiocetus Van Beneden 1859 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. brialmonti Van Beneden 1880
      |  |-- †P. burtinii Van Beneden 1859 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. cuvieri (Desmoulins 1822) [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. dubius (Brandt, 1873); Van Beneden, 1880 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. dyticus Cabrera, 1926 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. garopii Van Beneden, 1859 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. gervaisii Van Beneden & Gervais, 1868 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. hupschii Van Beneden, 1859 [taxonomic history]
      |  |-- †P. notopelagicus Cabrera, 1926
      |  |-- †P. robustus Trouessart, 1898 [taxonomic history]
      |  `-- †P. vandellii(Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880) [taxonomic history]
      |?-o †Idiocetus Capellini, 1876
      |  |-- †I. guicciardinii Capellini, 1876
      |  |-- †I. laxatus (Van Beneden, 1880) [Mesocetus laxatus Van Beneden, 1880; Idiocetus laxatus Van Beneden, 1886; Idiocetus laxatus Trouessart, 1898]
      |  |-- †I. longifrons Van Beneden, 1880
      |  `-- †I. tsugarensis Matsumoto, 1926
      |?- †Megapteropsis robusta Van Beneden, 1872 [Megapteropsis robusta Van Beneden, 1872; Megaptera affinis Van Beneden, 1882, Megaptera affinis Van Beneden, 1882; Megaptera robusta Trouessart, 1898; Megapteropsis robusta Demere et al., 2005]
      |?- †Palaeocetus sedgwickii Seeley, 1865 [nomen dubium]
      |?-o †Notiocetus Ameghino 1891
      |  |-- †N. platensis Ameghino 1891
      |  `-- †N. romerianus Ameghino 1891 (type)
      `==o Balaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 [taxonomic history] (rorquals; sillivalaat)
         |?- †B. astrolabae Pucheran, 1853
         |?- †B. borealina Van Beneden 1880
         |?- †B. capensis Smith, 1835
         |?- †B. cephalus (Cope, 1867)
         |?- †B. cortesii (Fischer, 1829)
         |?- †B. cuvierii
         |?- †B. davidsonii (Cope, 1872) [taxonomic history]
         |?- †B. definita
         |?- †B. fasciata Gray, 1846
         |?- †B. floridana Kellogg, 1944
         |?- †B. leucopteron Lesson 1842
         |?- †B. minutis (Van Beneden, 1880)
         |?- †B. patachonica Burmeister, 1865
         |?- †B. rostratella Van Beneden, 1880
         |?- †B. ryani Hanna & McLellan, 1924
         |?- †B. sibbaldina Van Beneden, 1880
         |?- †B. siberi Pilleri, 1989
         |?- †B. similis (Van Beneden 1872) [†Burtinopsis similis Van Beneden, 1872]
         |?- †B. sursiplana Cope, 1895
         |?- †B. syncondylus Muller, 1863
         |?- †B. taiwanica Huang, 1966
         |--o B. acutorostrata -group (minke whales; lahtivalaat)
         |  |-- B. acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (northern minke whale; pohjanlahtivalas)
         |  `-- B. bonaerensis (southern minke whale; etelänlahtivalas)
         `--+--+--o B. musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) [taxonomic history] (blue whale; sinivalas)
            |  |  |-- B. m. musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (blue whale; sinivalas)
            |  |  `-- B. m. brevicauda (pikkusinivalas)
            |  `--o B. brydei -group (brydenvalaat)
            |     |-- B. omurai Wada, Oishi & Yamada, 2003 (Omura's whale; omuranvalas)
            |     `--+-- B. edeni Anderson, 1878 (Eden's whale; edeninvalas)
            |        `--+-- B. brydei (Bryde's whale; brydenvalas)
            |           `-- B. borealis Lesson, 1828 [taxonomic history] (sei whale; seitivalas)
            `--+?- †“Megaptera” miocaena (Kellogg, 1922)
               `--+-- B. physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [taxonomic history] (fin whale; sillivalas)
                  `--o Megaptera Gray, 1846
                     |-- †M. hubachi (Dathe 1983) [Balaenoptera hubachi (Dathe 1983)]
                     `-- M. novaeangliae(Borowski, 1781) [Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781] (humpback whale; ryhävalas)

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