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Paraxymyiids are an extinct family of flies known from the Jurassic of central Asia and China. They are apparently related to Protopleciidae and Protobibionidae. Rohdendorf (1964) placed the family in the Bibionomorpha. Only two species in two genera are known.

Genus ARCUS Hong

ARCUS Hong, 1983: 213. Type species: Arcus beipiaoensis Hong, 1983, by original designation.
beipiaoensis Hong, 1983: 213. PA: China (Middle Jurassic) [C].

Genus PARAXYMYIA Rohdendorf

PARAXYMYIA Rohdendorf, 1946: 45. Type species: Paraxymyia quadriradialis Rohdendorf, 1946, by original designation.
quadriradialis Rohdendorf, 1946: 45. PA: Kazakhstan (Upper Jurassic) [C].

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