History of the taxon:

Etymology of the name:

Taxon: Spinareoviridae; Proposal: 2020.028M.R.Reovirales_2nfam; : ; ICTV Report: Spinareoviridae; Reference:

from the Latin spina, meaning “spike”, referring to the presence of spikes or turrets on the surface of the core particles of viruses in the family, and reo for respiratory enteric orphan, referring to the lack of disease association of some members of the virus family; the suffix -viridae for family taxa