Full name: Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea)
Short name: WTaxa
Version: 9, Aug 2006
Release date:
Authors/editors: M.A. Alonso-Zarazaga & C.H.C. Lyal (authors), M. Sánchez-Ruiz (technical editor)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - superfamily Curculionoidea
English name of the group: Weevils
Number of species: 80,728
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 80,728
Abstract: 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.
Organization: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain & Natural History Museum, London, UK
Website: http://wtaxa.csic.es