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The authors of this superb catalogue deserve accolades for the splendid job they have performed in recording this list of all genus and family group names of all weevils, excluding only Scolytidae and Platypodidae, treated recently by others. Included are 5444 valid genera and 64 1 valid subgenera, with all of their synonyms. The fact that this work covers the World is unique in itself and the accuracy of the spelling and citations make it a pleasure to use. The bibliography includes more than three thousand citations. Type species are cited for all genera, and both type species and genera are indexed separately making it easy to find them quickly. The type genus for each family-group name is included; and names are provided for all homonyms and unavailable names currently in use. The general distribution of species by countries and/or regions is listed for all genera.