Fossil Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils (Coleoptera, Obrienioidea, Curculionoidea)

  title={Fossil Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils (Coleoptera, Obrienioidea, Curculionoidea)},
  author={Andrei A. Legalov},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  • A. Legalov
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Biology
  • Paleontological Journal
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 Ithyceridae, 65 Scolytidae, 12 Belidae, 67 Brentidae, 508 Curcuionidae, 45 Rhynchitidae, six Attelabidae, and 16 Platypodidae. The Triassic beds have yielded six fossil species; Jurassic, 64; Jurassic–Cretaceous boundary, 2; Cretaceous, 105; Paleogene, 510; Neogene, 190; and Pleistocene–Holocene, 22 (5 are… 
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