Coelonertus elegantulus, photographed by Juan Enrique Barriga-Tuñón.

Belongs within: Baridinae.

The Coelonertini are a group of weevils with an elongate and parallel-sided body form and coarse sculpture. They have a relatively short beak compared to other baridine weevils.

Characters (from Casey 1922, as Coelonertini): Body form elongate and parallel or rigidly cylindrical, sculpture very coarse and close, vestiture partially squamiform, abdomen very convex. Eyes rather large and moderately separated. Beak notably short, mandibles decussate and feebly toothed. Pectoral canal very deep throughout, with its walls strongly elevated, so that it appears to be on a level above that of the adjoining surfaces, terminating abruptly at hind margin of prosternum. Femora sulcate beneath, subparallel, tibiae straight, feebly arcuate externally toward base.

    |--Tsianina scutellata Hustache 1949 H49
    |--Coluthus cribrarius Champion 1908 D09
    |--Antesimorpha Hustache 1949 H49
    |    `--*A. uniseriata Hustache 1949 H49
    `--Coelonertus D09
         |  i. s.: C. bruchi Hustache 1949 H49
         |         C. humilis Hustache 1949 H49
         |         C. nigrirostris Solari & Solari 1906 D09
         |         C. oblongus H49
         |         C. trifasciatus Hustache 1949 H49
         `--C. (Crinacria) H49
              |--C. (C.) alboscutellatus Hustache 1949 H49
              |--C. (C.) elegantulus Hustache 1949 H49
              `--C. (C.) seriatus Hustache 1949 H49

*Type species of generic name indicated


Casey, T. L. 1922. Notes on the Coleoptera vol. 10. Studies in the rhynchophorous subfamily Barinae of the Brazilian fauna. New Era Printing Company: Lankester (PA).

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

[H49] Hustache, A. 1949. Nouveaux Barinae Sud Américains. Première partie—Ambatini, Peridinetini, Pantotelini, Cyrionichyna et Optanini. Boletim do Museu Nacional, nova serie, Zoologia 95: 1-55.

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