Subfamily: Spumaretrovirinae

Genus: Prosimiispumavirus


Distinguishing features

The single virus classified in the genus Prosimiispumavirus is distinguished from other spumaviruses based on its natural host range (prosimians rather than simians), and because there is phylogenetic evidence for a long-term stable association with the host lineage (Katzourakis et al., 2014).


See discussion in subfamily description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion in subfamily description


See discussion in subfamily description. 

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus.