ICTV Master Species List

Checklist dataset published by International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

  • 3,704

    Species
  • 5,040

    Taxa
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Summary

Full Title

ICTV Master Species List

Description

Official lists of all ICTV-approved taxa. The creation or elimination, (re)naming, and (re)assignment of a virus species, genus, (sub)family, or order are all taxonomic acts that require public scrutiny and debate, leading to formal approval by the full membership of the ICTV. In contrast, the naming of a virus isolate and its assignment to a pre-existing species are not considered taxonomic acts and therefore do not require formal ICTV approval. Instead they will typically be accomplished by publication of a paper describing the virus isolate in the peer-reviewed virology literature. Descriptions of virus satellites, viroids and the agents of spongiform encephalopathies (prions) of humans and several animal and fungal species are included. New MSL including all taxa updates since the 2014 release. Updates approved during EC 47, London, UK, July 2015 (MSL #30) and ratified by the ICTV membership in 2016

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
Metadata author
Markus Döring

doi:10.15468/i4jnfv

Published by

International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Publication Date

Jul 29, 2016

Registration Date

Feb 14, 2012

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Metadata author
Markus Döring
Originator
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
Point of contact
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)