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A.E.G. was a Leiden University Fund (LUF) Professor. His work was supported by the EU Horizon 2020 EVAg 653316 project and the LUMC MoBiLe program. A.R.M. is a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF). His work on this project was not performed while acting in an official NSF capacity, and the statements and opinions expressed herein do not constitute the endorsement of NSF or the Government of the United States. B.E.D. was supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Vidi (grant no. 864.14.004). A.J.D. is supported by the Medical Research Council (grant no. MC_UU_12014/3). B.H. was supported by National Scientific Research Fund (grant no. NN128309). S.S. is supported by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, Hatch Project 1021494. This work was supported in part through the prime contract of Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under contract no. HHSN272201800013C and Battelle Memorial Institute’s former prime contract with NIAID under contract no. HHSN272200700016I. J.H.K. performed this work as a former employee of Battelle Memorial Institute and a current employee of Tunnell Government Services (TGS), a subcontractor of Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, under contract no. HHSN272201800013C. The mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the US Department of Agriculture. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the US Department of Health and Human Services or of the institutions and companies affiliated with the authors.
All authors are ICTV EC members of two terms, 2014–2017 or 2017–2020, or both, and were involved in extensive deliberations about the reported taxonomic changes. The ICTV EC is chaired by A.J.D. A.E.G., M.K., A.M., A.M.K., S.G.S., A.V. and J.H.K. were members of the Additional Ranks in Taxonomy Working Group, led by A.E.G. A.E.G., M.K., A.M., A.M.K., S.G.S., A.V. and J.H.K. wrote the manuscript. A.E.G., S.G.S. and J.H.K. generated the figures. All authors reviewed the manuscript and approved its submission for publication.
Correspondence to Alexander E. Gorbalenya or Stuart G. Siddell or Jens H. Kuhn.
The authors declare no competing interests.