Genus: Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus

Genus: Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are associated with the healthy skin of yellow-necked spurfowl or yellow-necked francolin (Pternistis leucoscepus) living in Africa, a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. The E6 protein contains a single zinc-binding domain. The genome also encodes for a unique E9 protein (Van Doorslaer et al., 2017b).


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.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus 1Francolinus leucoscepus papillomavirus 1EU188799NC_013117Complete genomeFlPV1

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