epeiric sea

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e·pei·ric sea

[Greek ēpeiros, mainland, continent + -ic.]
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Unless the changes in sea level were of extreme amplitude, the regional epeiric sea must have been fairly shallow for such widespread emergence to occur (cf.
The Arabian Gulf is an enclosed epeiric sea connected to the world oceans via the relatively narrow Strait of Hormuz.
According to the data collected, Graptolites lived intermittently within the shallow benthos of the epeiric sea of North America.
The shallow shelf of central Texas during early Cretaceous time exhibited a cyclically transitional shoreline and shallow marine environment along an epeiric sea. Typical environments included streams, marshes, tidal flats, lagoons and shallow subtidal marine environments.