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  author={Andrei A. Legalov},
Summary. 111 species of the Curculionid-beetles are known from the Mesozoic (Obrieniidae – 7, Nemonychidae – 63, Ithyceridae – 24, Belidae – 4, Anthribidae – 2, Rhynchitidae – 3, Brentidae – 2, Curculionidae – 5, Scolytidae – 1). New subfamily Metrioxenoidinae Legalov, subfam.n. (type genus: Metrioxenoides Gratshev, Zherikhin, Jarzembowski, 1998), new tribes Kenderlykanini Legalov, trib.n. (type genus: Kenderlyka Zherikhin & Gratshev, 1993), Probelini Legalov, trib.n. (type genus: Probelus L… 
Checklist of Mesozoic Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) with description of new taxa
129 species of the Curculionid-beetles are known from the Mesozoic (Obrieniidae – 7, Nemonychidae – 74, Ithyceridae – 29, Belidae – 4, Anthribidae – 2, Rhynchitidae – 3, Brentidae – 2, Curculionidae
Fossil Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils (Coleoptera, Obrienioidea, Curculionoidea)
All known extinct species of Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils are listed. Ten species of Obrienioidea and 895 Curculionoidea species are recognized, including 88 Nemonychidae, 43 Anthribidae, 44
The Mesozoic stage of evolution of the family Nemonychidae (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea)
The Mesozoic stage in the evolution of the family Nemonychidae is studied; 80 species of 42 genera are recorded in the Mesozoics fauna and the phylogeny and morphology of this family are considered.
Two new species of the family Rhynchitidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) from Eocene Baltic amber, with key to species and assumed trophic relationships
The first record of Pseudomesauletes from Baltic amber and the sixth species of Baltocar is described, with a similar body size and rostrum shorter than elytra, and weakly convex pronotum.
Sayrevilleinae Legalov, a newly recognised subfamily of fossil weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) and the use of synchrotron microtomography to examine inclusions in amber
Two genera of extinct weevils, Sayrevilleus Gratshev & Zherikhin from Cretaceous New Jersey amber and Baltocar Kuschel from Eocene Baltic amber, are recognized as close relatives based on
Weevils of the Yixian Formation, China (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): phylogenetic considerations and comparison with other Mesozoic faunas
The weevil fauna of the Yixian Formation, north-eastern China, is described and compared with other deposits of similar age and older, and much of the taxonomy is considered tentative pending a full cladistic analysis and outline of diagnostic, synapomorphic characters.
Two new species of the genus Rhynchitobius Sharp, 1889 (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) in Dominican amber
The present study describes the first representatives of the family Rhynchitidae from Dominican amber, which is characterized by a long rostrum, narrow pronotum and elytra, rugose elyTral intervals and distinct elytral striae.
Review of curculionoid beetles of the genus Arnoldibelus Leg. from the Jurassic of Kazakhstan (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae)
Two new species, A. zherichini and A. gratshevi, closely related to A. karatavicus, from the Middle-Late Jurassic of the Karatau Mountains are described.
A new species of the genus Zherichiniletus Legalov, 2003 with systematic notes on the tribes Sanyrevilleini, Auletini and Cesauletini (Coleoptera: Rhychitidae)
A new species Zherichiniletus ponomarenkoi Legalov, sp.n. (Indonesia: Kalimantan) similar to Zh. ovatus (Philippines) is described. Seven synonyms and four systematic placements are newly presented,


The most ancient bark beetle known: a new tribe, genus and species from Lebanese amber (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae)
This finding suggests that the Scolytinae became a distinct lineage of Curculionoidea from the Lower Cretaceous, and can be used as evidence against the hypothesis of bark beetles as offspring of weevils.
Cretaceous weevils from southern Africa, with description of a new genus and species and phylogenetic and zoogeographical comments (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
The mid-Cretaceous weevil fossils from the Orapa Diamond Mine in Botswana are studied, and a new genus and species, Orapaeus cretaceus Kuschel & Oberprieler, is described, suggesting that the fossil insect fauna of OrapA is generally assignable to extinct forms.
New fossil eccoptarthrids (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China
The host plants to the living eccoptarthrids and the floras in Yixian Formation indicate that those archaic eccoptartrids possibly lived on conifers with a phylogenetic closeness to Cupressaceae, which likely was caused by competitive pressure and the displacement of their host plants.
New fossil weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae) from the Jehol Biota of western Liaoning, China
Three new species Brenthorrhinoides latipecteris sp. nov., B. angustipecteris sp. nov., B. magnoculi sp. nov. within the family Nemonychidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) are described and
The fossil record of weevils and related beetle families (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea)
An extensive radiation of more advanced families occurred mainly in the Cretaceous, most of modern subfamilies existed in the Early Tertiary, and the main radiation of living tribes in Curculionidae was probably in the Oligocene and Miocene.
Fossil Curculionoid Beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) from the Lower Cretaceous of Northeastern Brazil
Five new species are described in four new genera assigned to the families Nemonychidae, Belidae, Eccoptarthridae, and Brentidae in the curculionoid beetle fauna of the Santana locality, Brazil.
A new fossil weevil (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Belidae) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China
A new genus and a new species Microprobelus liual gen. Et sp.
First record of the family Belidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) in amber. New genus and species from the uppermost Albian amber of France
ABSTRACT Until now, fossil weevils of the family Belidae were unknown from fossil resin deposits. In this article, Gratshevbelus erici n. gen., n. sp. is described a from the Lower Cretaceous
Anchineus dolichobothris, A New Genus and Species of Early Cretaceous Weevils (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) in Burmese Amber
A new genus and species of weevils are described from Cretaceous Burmese amber with a long, narrow rostrum in the upper position, geniculate antennae with a loosely compact club, antennal scrobes extending the length of the roStrum.