Genus: Psipapillomavirus

Genus: Psipapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are associated with cutaneous lesions in bats.


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.Psipapillomavirus).

Figure 1.Psipapillomavirus. Phylogenetic tree of members of the genus Psipapillomavirus. 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 Psipapillomavirus 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.
Psipapillomavirus 1Rousettus aegyptiacus papillomavirus 1DQ366842NC_008298Complete genomeRaPV1
Psipapillomavirus 2Eidolon helvum papillomavirus 2KX276957NC_033740Complete genomeEhPV2
Psipapillomavirus 3Eidolon helvum papillomavirus 3KX276956NC_033745Complete genomeEhPV3

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