As a subgenus of Libnotes or Limonia:
Wulp, F.M. van der 1895. Eenige Javaansche Diptera. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 38: 37.
The species of Goniodineura are grouped based primarily on the characteristics of the male hypopygium, chiefly the expansion of the posterio-lateral lobes of the ninth tergite and the unequal spines on the rostral projection of the ventral gonostyle. Wing venation shows the essential characters of Limoniinae (s.s), and additionally shows a tendency of the distal veins to be deflected ventrally, much as in Libnotes.
Goniodineura is currently known only from the Oriental and Australian/Oceanic Regions. The Oriental region contains 30 of the 47 known species of Goniodineura which are widely distributed throughout the region.
The larval habitat of this subgenus is unknown.