Database Details : ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List

Full name: ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List
Short name: ICTV_MSL
Version: Oct 2015
Release date: 2015-10-23
Authors/editors: Lefkowitz E.J. (ed)
Taxonomic coverage: Viruses
English name of the group: Viruses and subviral agents
Number of living species 3,186
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 3,186
Abstract: The International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) has charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy. The goal of this undertaking is to categorize the multitude of known virus into a single classification scheme that reflects their evolutionary relationships, i.e. their individual phylogenies.
Organization: International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
Website: http://ictvonline.org
Bibliographic citation: Lefkowitz E.J. (ed) (2017). ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List (version Oct 2015). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 22nd March 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.