Family: Lispiviridae

Genus: Aranavirus


Distinguishing features

Members of the genus Aranavirus are distinguished from members of other genera by their branching on phylogenetic tree constructed with the L-INS-i algorithm and inferred using ModelTest-NG and the LG substitution model, and by an RNA-directed RNA polymerase (RdRP) domain amino acid sequence that is less than 70% identical to that of members of other genera in the family.

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. Members of additional species in the genus would be expected to be <85% identical in RdRP domain amino acid sequence.