History of the taxon:

Etymology of the name:

Taxon: Hepadnaviridae; Proposal: Ratification 1990; : ; ICTV Report: Hepadnaviridae; Reference: PMID: 4113490

from the Greek hepar, meaning “liver” and DNA for deoxyribonucleic acid, referring to the infection of liver tissues and the deoxyribonucleic acid genome of viruses in the family; the suffix -viridae for family taxa