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Diversity 2018, 10(3), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030064

Morphological and Molecular Perspectives on the Phylogeny, Evolution, and Classification of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): Proceedings from the 2016 International Weevil Meeting

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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, 3700 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Research and Collection Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4, Canada
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Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, Bonn 53113, Germany
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Bio-Protection Research Centre, P.O. Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
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Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, c/o National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, MRC-168, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA
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Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA
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Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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División Entomología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, Paseo del Bosque s/n, La Plata, Buenos Aires B1900FWA, Argentina
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CIRAD, CBGP, Montpellier, France/CBGP, CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, University Montpellier, 34000 Montpellier, France
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School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, USA
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Natural History Museum, The University Museum, University of Bergen, NO-5007 Bergen, Norway
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Manaaki Whenua, New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Private Bag 92170, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung, Universität Wien, Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien, Austria
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Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW 7 5BD, UK
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Laboratório de Entomologia, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, A1–107, Bloco A, Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Cidade Universitária, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro A1–107, Brazil
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CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
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Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
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Entomology Department, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA, matthewhvandam@gmail.com
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Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Road, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Received: 30 June 2018 / Accepted: 5 July 2018 / Published: 18 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils)
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Abstract

The 2016 International Weevil Meeting was held immediately after the International Congress of Entomology (ICE). It built on the topics and content of the 2016 ICE weevil symposium Phylogeny and Evolution of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Guillermo "Willy” Kuschel. Beyond catalyzing research and collaboration, the meeting was intended to serve as a forum for identifying priorities and goals for those who study weevils. The meeting consisted of 46 invited and contributed lectures, discussion sessions and introductory remarks presented by 23 speakers along with eight contributed research posters. These were organized into three convened sessions, each lasting one day: (1) weevil morphology; (2) weevil fossils, biogeography and host/habitat associations; and (3) molecular phylogenetics and classification of weevils. Some of the topics covered included the 1K Weevils Project, major morphological character systems of adult and larval weevils, weevil morphological terminology, prospects for future morphological character discovery, phylogenetic analysis of morphological character data, the current status of weevil molecular phylogenetics and evolution, resources available for phylogenetic and comparative genomic studies of weevils, the weevil fossil record, weevil biogeography and evolution, weevil host plants, evolutionary development of the weevil rostrum, resources available for weevil identification and the current status of and challenges in weevil classification. View Full-Text
Keywords: 1K Weevils Project; biogeography; classification; Curculionidae; Curculionoidea; fossils; Guillermo Kuschel; morphology; molecular phylogenetics; DNA barcoding; phylogeny; phytophagy; weevils 1K Weevils Project; biogeography; classification; Curculionidae; Curculionoidea; fossils; Guillermo Kuschel; morphology; molecular phylogenetics; DNA barcoding; phylogeny; phytophagy; weevils
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McKenna, D.D.; Clarke, D.J.; Anderson, R.; Astrin, J.J.; Brown, S.; Chamorro, L.; Davis, S.R.; de Medeiros, B.; del Rio, M.G.; Haran, J.; Kuschel, G.; Franz, N.; Jordal, B.; Lanteri, A.; Leschen, R.A.B.; Letsch, H.; Lyal, C.; Marvaldi, A.; Mermudes, J.R.; Oberprieler, R.G.; Schütte, A.; Sequeira, A.; Shin, S.; Van Dam, M.H.; Zhang, G. Morphological and Molecular Perspectives on the Phylogeny, Evolution, and Classification of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): Proceedings from the 2016 International Weevil Meeting. Diversity 2018, 10, 64.

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