Genus: Sigmapapillomavirus

Genus: Sigmapapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are associated with cutaneous lesions of a North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum).


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Putative novel papillomavirus genome with complete genome sequence data available and that is <70% related to papillomaviruses within the genus.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Sigmapapillomavirus 1Erethizon dorsatum papillomavirus 1AY684126NC_006951Complete genomeEdPV1

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