Nasal Structures in Old and New World Primates

  • W. Maier
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


The structures of the rostral parts of the nose are not well known in primates. Most past information has been derived from studies of serial sections of various fetal stages, but unfortunately postnatal stages are normally skinned and cleaned to such a degree that all cartilage disappears. The only comprehensive studies on this topic were carried out by Wen (1930), who investigated all major primate taxa, and by Schultz (1935), who contributed to the knowledge of the Hominoidea. Recently Hofer (1976, 1977) has directed his interest toward the structures of the external nose.


Accessory Structure Nasal Septum World Primate Vomeronasal Organ Accessory Olfactory Bulb 
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  • W. Maier
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  1. 1.Zentrum der MorphologieKlinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt 70West Germany

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