Glossary Term: incertae sedis

1. Of uncertain placement.
2. Incertae sedis (Latin for “of uncertain placement”) is a term used to define a taxonomic group where its broader relationships are unknown or undefined. Alternatively, such groups are frequently referred to as “enigmatic taxa”. Uncertainty at specific taxonomic levels is attributed by incertae familiae (of uncertain family), incerti subordinis (of uncertain suborder), incerti ordinis (of uncertain order) and similar terms.

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