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Regnum: Virus
Phylum: not divided
Classis: not divided
Group I: dsDNA
Ordo: Unassigned
Familia: Poxviridae
Subfamilia: Chordopoxvirinae
Genera: Avipoxvirus – Capripoxvirus – Centapoxvirus – Cervidpoxvirus – Crocodylidpoxvirus – Leporipoxvirus – Molluscipoxvirus – Orthopoxvirus – Parapoxvirus – Suipoxvirus – Yatapoxvirus

Unassigned Species: Pteropox virus – Squirrelpox virus




  • Moyer, R.W. & Turner, P.C. (eds.) 1990: Poxviruses. Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol., Vol. 163. Springer-Verlag, New York.
  • Robinson, A.J. & Lyttle, D.J. 1992: Parapoxviruses: their biology and potential as recombinant vaccine vectors. In: Recombinant Poxviruses. (M.M. Binns & G.L. Smith, eds.), Pp. 285-327. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Tripathy, D.N. & Reed, W.M. 1997: Pox. In: Diseases of Poultry, 10th ed. (B.W. Calek & H.J. Barnes et al., eds), Pp. 643-659. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.
  • Index of Viruses - Poxviridae (2009). In: ICTVdB - The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C. (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pox-viruses