This taxonomy browser provides access to the current virus taxonomy. This page will be updated whenever a new taxonomy release has been approved by the ICTV.
- Use the search box below to search for taxon names in the current release.
- To search across all taxonomy releases, check the box.
- The list of taxon names returned contains those with an exact match to the search query as any part of the taxon name. (Fuzzy, Google-like searches are not possible at this time.)
- Click the (✚) sign to view lower-ranked taxa within the taxon.
- Click the 'i' information link to view the history of that taxon .
- A pen icon () indicates that the taxon is new or has changed since the last release.
- For releases prior to 2020, a star (★) indicates the type species. (Type species were abolished in 2020.)