The Pallium of Anuran Amphibians

  • Timothy J. Neary
Part of the Cerebral Cortex book series (CECO, volume 8A)


This chapter focuses on the pallium (telencephalic roof) of anuran amphibians. It includes descriptions of normal and connectional anatomy based almost entirely on data from ranid frogs, and also offers comparisons with the pallium in reptiles. Only a brief discussion of pallial fields and connections in urodeles is undertaken, largely because of the paucity of new information appearing since the last major review of the amphibian telencephalon (Northcutt and Kicliter, 1980). For much the same reason, no discussion of the pallium in apodans is presented. A description of their pallial areas and references to earlier literature can be found in Northcutt and Kicliter (1980).


Olfactory Bulb Optic Tectum Septal Area Main Olfactory Bulb Medial Cortex 
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  • Timothy J. Neary
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyCreighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA

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