homotaxis[hō′mō tak′sis, -mə-; häm′ō-, -ə-]
Geol. a similarity in the arrangement of layers, or in the fossil content, between strata of different regions not necessarily formed at the same time
Origin of homotaxisModern Latin ; from homo- + -taxis
Similarity of stratigraphic arrangement and fossils in noncontemporaneous or widely separated geologic deposits.
- ho′mo·tax′ic , ho′mo·tax′i·al
From Ancient Greek the same + arrangement.