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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Bibionomorpha
Superfamilia: Sciaroidea

Familia: Mycetophilidae
Subfamilia: Sciophilinae
Tribus: Leiini
Genus: Paradoxa
Species (2): P. fusca – P. paradoxa

Paradoxa Marshall, 1896
Gender: feminine
Original status: valid genus
Type species: Paradoxa fusca Marshall, 1896
Fixation: monotypy


Jaschhof, M. 2006: Even more paradoxical: Paradoxa paradoxa sp. n. (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from South Africa, closest relative of the New Zealand Paradoxa fusca Marshall. African invertebrates, 47: 229–235. hdl: 10520/EJC84560 Open access.
Jaschhof, M.; Kallweit, U. 2009: The Cycloneura Marshall group of genera in New Zealand (Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Leiini). Zootaxa 2090: 1-39. [publication date: 4 May 2009, sourced from first page of article] DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2090.1.1.
Marshall, P. 1895[1896]: New Zealand Diptera: No. 2.—Mycetophilidae. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 28: 250–309. Online. Reference page.
Tonnoir, A.L. & Edwards, F.W. 1927. New Zealand fungus gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 747–878, plates 58–80. Full text and PDF. Reference page.

Additional references

Macfarlane, R.P., Maddison, P.A., Andrew, I.G., Berry, J.A., Johns, P.M., Hoare, R.J.B., Larivière, M.-C., Greenslade, P., Henderson, R.C., Smithers, C.N., Palma, R.L., Ward, J.B., Pilgrim, R.L.C., Towns, D.R., McLellan, I., Teulon, D.A.J., Hitchings, T.R., Eastop, V.F., Martin, N.A., Fletcher, M.J., Stufkens, M.A.W., Dale, P.J., Burckhardt, D., Buckley, T.R. & Trewick, S.A. 2010. Phylum Arthropoda subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233–467 in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) 2010. New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. Reference page. PDF. Reference page. [p. 440, genus name incorrectly underlined to indicate that it is endemic to New Zealand]
Michaux, B.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2005: East meets west: biogeology of the Campbell Plateau. Biological journal of the Linnean Society, 86 (1): 95–115. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00511.x [p. 102, genus incorrectly stated to be endemic to the Auckland Islands!]
Miller, D. 1950: Catalogue of the Diptera of the New Zealand Sub-region. Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Zealand bulletin, (100 ) [Entomological Research Station publication, (5 )] BUGZ

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