History of the taxon:

Etymology of the name:

Taxon: Papillomaviridae; Proposal: ICTV 1st Report; : ; ICTV Report: Papillomaviridae; Reference: PMID: 36298863

from the Latin papilla, meaning “nipple" or "pustule”, and the Greek suffix -oma, used to form nouns denoting “tumours”, referring to the association of some viruses in the family with cancers; the suffix -viridae for family taxa