Genus: Manticavirus

Genus: Manticavirus

Distinguishing features

The predicted amino acid sequences of members form a distinct lineage within the subfamily (Figure 1.Gammaherpesvirinae).


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family and subfamily description.


Members have marsupials (koalas and wombats) as hosts.

Species demarcation criteria

See discussion under family description.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Phascolarctid gammaherpesvirus 1phascolarctid gammaherpesvirus 136M/11MG452722Complete genomePcGHV1
Vombatid gammaherpesvirus 1vombatid gammaherpesvirus 1V3187/11MG452721Complete genomeVoGHV1

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.