Genus: Taupapillomavirus

Genus: Taupapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are clinically associated with viral plaques in carnivores.


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

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 (Figure 1.Taupapillomavirus).

Figure 1.Taupapillomavirus. Phylogenetic tree of members of the genus Taupapillomavirus. The E1, E2, L2, and L1 nucleotide sequences of 343 papillomavirus isolates including representatives of all species and genera within the Papillomaviridae family were aligned as amino acid sequences using MUSCLE v7.221 (Edgar 2004). JModeltest2 (Darriba et al., 2012) was used to determine the optimal model of evolution (GTR + I + G) for the concatenated nucleotide sequences. Maximum likelihood (ML) trees were constructed using RAxML MPI v8.2.9 (Stamatakis 2006) implementing the GTR substitution model. ML bootstrap analysis used the autoMRE-based stopping criterion in RAxML. Following tree construction (tree available in the Resources section of the Papillomaviridae Report), the subtree corresponding to the genus Taupapillomavirus was isolated. Tips are labelled with virus names and accession numbers; nodes are labelled with bootstrap support values.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Taupapillomavirus 1Canis familiaris papillomavirus 2AY722648NC_006564Complete genomeCPV2
Taupapillomavirus 1Canis familiaris papillomavirus 7EdinburghFJ492742Complete genomeCPV7
Taupapillomavirus 1Canis familiaris papillomavirus 17OralSCCPVKT272399Complete genomeCPV17
Taupapillomavirus 1Canis familiaris papillomavirus 19tvmb1KX599536Complete genomeCPV19
Taupapillomavirus 2Canis familiaris papillomavirus 13Zurich/2011JX141478NC_023852Complete genomeCPV13
Taupapillomavirus 3Felis catus papillomavirus 3MyDaveJX972168NC_021472Complete genomeFcaPV3
Taupapillomavirus 3Felis catus papillomavirus 4My-3KF147892Complete genomeFcaPV4
Taupapillomavirus 4Mustela putorius papillomavirus 1KF006988NC_022253Complete genomeMpPV1

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