homotaxis

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.

homotaxis

(ˌhəʊməʊˈtæksɪs; ˌhɒm-)
n
(Geological Science) similarity of composition and arrangement in rock strata of different ages or in different regions
ˌhomoˈtaxic, ˌhomoˈtaxial adj
ˌhomoˈtaxially adv

homotaxis, homotaxy

the condition of being arranged in the same way, especially stratified layers that are similar in arrangement and place but not contemporaneous. — homotaxic, adj.
See also: Geology