History of the taxon:

Etymology of the name:

Taxon: Ascoviridae; Proposal: Ratification 1998; : ; ICTV Report: Ascoviridae; Reference: PMID: 19216438

phonetically from the Ancient Greek ἀσκός (askós), meaning "tube" or “sac”, referring to the virion-containing vesicles produced by cleavage of host cells, which are characteristic for viruses of this family; the suffix -viridae for family taxa