Full name: Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea)
Short name: WTaxa
Version: May 2010
Release date: 2010-05-10
Authors/editors: Alonso-Zarazaga M.A. & Lyal C.H.C. (authors), Sánchez-Ruiz M. (technical editor)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - superfamily Curculionoidea
English name of the group: Weevils
Number of species: 98,262
Number of infraspecific taxa: 1
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 98,263
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