Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016

Claudio L. Afonso, Gaya K. Amarasinghe, Krisztián Bányai, Yīmíng Bào, Christopher F. Basler, Sina Bavari, Nicolás Bejerman, Kim R. Blasdell, François Xavier Briand, Thomas Briese, Alexander Bukreyev, Charles H. Calisher, Kartik Chandran, Jiāsēn Chéng, Anna N. Clawson, Peter L. Collins, Ralf G. Dietzgen, Olga Dolnik, Leslie L. Domier, Ralf DürrwaldJohn M. Dye, Andrew J. Easton, Hideki Ebihara, Szilvia L. Farkas, Juliana Freitas-Astúa, Pierre Formenty, Ron A M Fouchier, Yànpíng Fù, Elodie Ghedin, Michael M. Goodin, Roger Hewson, Masayuki Horie, Timothy H. Hyndman, Dàohóng Jiāng, Elliot W. Kitajima, Gary P. Kobinger, Hideki Kondo, Gael Kurath, Robert A. Lamb, Sergio Lenardon, Eric M. Leroy, Ci Xiu Li, Xian Dan Lin, Lìjiāng Liú, Ben Longdon, Szilvia Marton, Andrea Maisner, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V. Netesov, Norbert Nowotny, Jean L. Patterson, Susan L. Payne, Janusz T. Paweska, Rick E. Randall, Bertus K. Rima, Paul Rota, Dennis Rubbenstroth, Martin Schwemmle, Mang Shi, Sophie J. Smither, Mark D. Stenglein, David M. Stone, Ayato Takada, Calogero Terregino, Robert B. Tesh, Jun Hua Tian, Keizo Tomonaga, Noël Tordo, Jonathan S. Towner, Nikos Vasilakis, Martin Verbeek, Viktor E. Volchkov, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, John A. Walsh, Peter J. Walker, David Wang, Lin Fa Wang, Thierry Wetzel, Anna E. Whitfield, Jiǎtāo Xiè, Kwok Yung Yuen, Yong Zhen Zhang, Jens H. Kuhn

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Abstract

In 2016, the order Mononegavirales was emended through the addition of two new families (Mymonaviridae and Sunviridae), the elevation of the paramyxoviral subfamily Pneumovirinae to family status (Pneumoviridae), the addition of five free-floating genera (Anphevirus, Arlivirus, Chengtivirus, Crustavirus, and Wastrivirus), and several other changes at the genus and species levels. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

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Afonso, C. L., Amarasinghe, G. K., Bányai, K., Bào, Y., Basler, C. F., Bavari, S., Bejerman, N., Blasdell, K. R., Briand, F. X., Briese, T., Bukreyev, A., Calisher, C. H., Chandran, K., Chéng, J., Clawson, A. N., Collins, P. L., Dietzgen, R. G., Dolnik, O., Domier, L. L., ... Kuhn, J. H. (Accepted/In press). Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016. Archives of Virology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-016-2880-1