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.
Taxonomy Search Help
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.)
Taxonomy Browser Help
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.)
Unless the "Select to search across all ICTV releases" button is checked below, your search will be against the taxonomy release indicated below the search box (or below the search result set, if present). To search against the current release, refresh the page.