Database details

Full name:

Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea)

Short name:



9, Aug 2006

Release date:


MA Alonso-Zarazaga & CHC Lyal (authors), M Sánchez-Ruiz (technical editor)

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - superfamily Curculionoidea

Number of species names:

80,728 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

0 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The Electronic Catalogue of Weevil Names is a project in progress. Ultimately it will contain all family, genus and species-group names in the Curculionoidea, a group of beetles with about 60,000 described species which contains many important insects, including the bark beetles (Scolytinae) and powder-post beetles (Platypodinae). Currently the database contains all generic and family-group names, in their current taxonomic position, and based on Alonso-Zarazaga & Lyal’s (1999, 2002, 2005 ) catalogue of weevil family and genus names. Species-group names are being added, but are not yet all present nor checked against original publication or current placement.


Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain & Natural History Museum, London, UK

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