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(hiatus, stratigraphic correlation, eustatic fall, glaciation, Neogene, Ciscaucasian basin, Eastern Paratethys)
span of this hiatus exceeded 2 myr.We can thus distinguish two kinds of Neogene major hiatuses in the Ciscaucasian basin. The TarkhaniDo major Neogene hiatuses in the Ciscaucasian semi-enclosed basin record eustatic falls

througout the Neogene, which suggests a relatively “calm” tectonic regime and rather stable connectionsof the Eastern Paratethys and the World Ocean.Further studies should be aimed at a precise reconstruction of the Neogene trans

andEastern (Fig. 1). Due to their peripheral connectionwith the World Ocean and with the MediterraneanDo major Neogene hiatuses in the Ciscaucasian semi-enclosed basin(Eastern Paratethys, southwestern Russia) record eustatic falls