Genus: Percavirus

Genus: Percavirus

Distinguishing features

The predicted amino acid sequences of members of the genus 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 perissodactyls (odd-toed ungulates) and carnivores as hosts.

Species demarcation criteria

See discussion under family description.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Equid gammaherpesvirus 2equid gammaherpesvirus 2; equine herpesvirus 286/67U20824NC_001650Complete genomeEqGHV2; EHV2
Equid gammaherpesvirus 5equid gammaherpesvirus 5; equine herpesvirus 52-141/67KM924295NC_026421Complete genomeEqGHV5; EHV5
Felid gammaherpesvirus 1felid gammaherpesvirus 1; Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 131286KT595939NC_028099Complete genomeFeGHV1; FcaGHV1
Mustelid gammaherpesvirus 1mustelid gammaherpesvirus 1; badger herpesvirusAF376034NC_038266Partial genomeMusGHV1; BadHV
Phocid gammaherpesvirus 3phocid gammaherpesvirus 3; harp seal herpesvirusFMV04-1493874KP136799Partial genomePhGHV3; HaSHV
Vespertilionid gammaherpesvirus 1vespertilionid gammaherpesvirus 1; bat gammaherpesvirus 8My-HV8/Myotis velifer incautus/USA/FCGHV/2011KU220026NC_029255Complete coding genomeVeGHV1

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