Cossonus linearis, copyright Mark Gurney.

Belongs within: Cossoninae.

The Cossonini are smooth-bodied weevils with lateral, rounded or oval eyes, widely separated procoxal cavities, distinct humeri, and the mesoventrite on the level of the metaventrite (Legalov 2020).

    |--Dynatopechus Marshall 1931A02
    |    `--D. aureopilosus (Fairmaire 1849)A02
    |--Stenotrupis Wollaston 1873 [incl. Diodimorpha Broun 1883, Pseudaphioda Voss 1956]A02
    |    `--S. acicula Wollaston 1873A02
    |--Mesites Schoenherr 1838 [incl. Odontomesites Wollaston 1873]A02
    |    |--*M. pallidipennis Boheman in Schoenherr 1838M94
    |    |--M. cunipes Boheman 1837HF03
    |    `--M. fusiformisMPJ18
    `--Cossonus Clairville 1798 (see below for synonymy)A02
         |--C. albertisi Pascoe 1885Mas86
         |--C. basalis Pascoe 1885Mac86
         |--‘Isotrogus’ bilineatus Pascoe 1885Mas86
         |--C. excavatus Pascoe 1885Mas86
         |--C. fossatusML05
         |--C. impressifrons Boheman 1838D09
         |--C. ‘impressifrons’ Lea 1896 non Boheman 1838L96
         |--C. indigens Pascoe 1885Mas86
         |--C. integricollis Lea 1896L96
         |--C. linearisL02
         |--C. piniphilusA02
         |--C. praeustusMas86
         |--C. scrobiculatostriatus Boh. 1854 [incl. C. depressus, C. scrobiculatorostris]FS90
         |--C. simsoniLB91
         |--‘Hyponotus’ subpubescens Woll. 1873Mas86
         `--C. variipennis Gahan 1900JG19

Cossonus Clairville 1798 [incl. Borophloeus Wollaston 1873, Caenocossonus Voss 1955, Drepocossonus Voss 1939, Heterophasis Wollaston 1873, Hyponotus Wollaston 1873, Isotrogus Wollaston 1873, Odontocossonus Voss 1956, Otiorcossonus Voss 1956]A02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A02] Anderson, R. S. 2002. Curculionidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 722–815. CRC Press.

[D09] Davis, S. R. 2009. Morphology of Baridinae and related groups (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). ZooKeys 10: 1–136.

[FS90] Fleutiaux, E., & A. Sallé. 1890. Liste des coléoptères de la Guadeloupe et descriptions d’espèces nouvelles. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 6e série 9: 351–484.

[HF03] Halperin, J., & J. Fremuth. 2003. Contribution to the knowledge of Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) and their host plants in Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 93–100.

[JG19] James, D. J., P. T. Green, W. F. Humphreys & J. C. Z. Woinarski. 2019. Endemic species of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34 (2): 55–114.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[L96] Lea, A. M. 1896. Descriptions of new species of Australian Coleoptera. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21 (3): 284–319.

Legalov, A. A. 2020. Annotated key to weevils of the world. Part 4. Subfamilies Erirhininae, Dryophthorinae and Cossoninae (Curculionidae). Ukrainian Journal of Ecology 10 (2): 319–331.

[Mac86] Macleay, W. 1886. The insects of the Fly River, New Guinea, “Coleoptera” (continued). Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 183–204.

[ML05] Marvaldi, A. E., & A. A. Lanteri. 2005. Key to higher taxa of South American weevils based on adult characters (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 78: 65–87.

[Mas86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part V. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 585–686.

[M94] May, B. M. 1994. An introduction to the immature stages of Australian Curculionoidea. In: Zimmerman, E. C. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on immature stages by Brenda May pp. 365–728. CSIRO Australia.

[MPJ18] Mugu, S., D. Pistone & B. H. Jordal. 2018. New molecular markers resolve the phylogenetic position of the enigmatic wood-boring weevils Platypodinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 76 (1): 45–58.

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