Genus: Muarterivirus

Genus: Muarterivirus

Distinguishing features

The virus Olivier's shrew virus 1, a member of the only virus species in the genus, was isolated from Olivier’s shrews in Guinea.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description


See discussion under family description.

Derivation of names

Species Muarterivirus afrigant: from the genus name and African giant shrew, an alternative name for Olivier’s shrew, the host from which the virus was first described.

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. See “Subfamily, genus and species demarcation criteria” section on the family for species demarcation criteria which are universal for all subfamilies. 

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Muarterivirus afrigantOlivier's shrew virus 1Gkd-1MF324848NC_035127Complete genomeOSV-1

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