Full name: ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List
Short name: ICTV_MSL
Version: Jul 2012
Release date: 2012-07-07
Authors/editors: Lefkowitz E.J. (ed)
Taxonomic coverage: Viruses
English name of the group: Viruses and subviral agents
Number of species: 2,480
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,480
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