History of the taxon:

Etymology of the name:

Taxon: Alphaflexiviridae; Proposal: 2007.018-20P.v2.Alphaflexiviridae; : ; ICTV Report: Alphaflexiviridae; Reference:

from the Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), the first letter of the Greek alphabet, and flexi, referring to the first family created from the division of the old family Flexiviridae, a group of  filamentous and highly flexible viruses; the suffix -viridae for family taxa