homotaxial

ho·mo·tax·is

 (hō′mō-tăk′sĭs, hŏm′ō-)
n.
Similarity of stratigraphic arrangement and fossils in noncontemporaneous or widely separated geologic deposits.

ho′mo·tax′ic (-tăk′sĭk), ho′mo·tax′i·al (-tăk′sē-əl) adj.
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Finally, the tectonostratigraphcally homotaxial Ikakern Formation in Morocco is unquestionably Permian in age based on its vertebrate fossils and other biostratigraphic evidence (Jalil 1999; Jalil and Janvier 2005; Voigt et al.
15) Childe (1963: 63), following Huxley, who first used homotaxial (always occupying the same relative position in a sequence) and systadial (representing the same stage in an evolutionary sequence) in his Presidential Address to the Geological Society in 1862.