Taxonomic Information

Virus Metadata Resource (VMR)

  • The VMR provides a list of exemplar viruses for each species recognized by the ICTV and links to their genomic sequence.

Historical Taxonomy Releases

  • Select this link for a table providing information on and access to every ICTV taxonomy release since MSL #1 in 1971.

Current Taxonomy Release

  • Click the (✚) sign to expand
  • A star () indicates the type species (Only for releases prior to 2020. Type species were abolished in 2020.)
  • Click the 'history' link for a list of taxon changes
  • The 'history' link is green if the taxon has changed since the last release
  • The search box below will search for taxon names across the current or all taxonomy releases