• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Brain, behavior and evolution 1981
  • DOI:10.1159/000121776

A quantitative comparison of the parts of the brains of two Australian marsupials and some eutherian mammals.

@article{Meyer1981AQC,
  title={A quantitative comparison of the parts of the brains of two Australian marsupials and some eutherian mammals.},
  author={Jacob Meyer},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={1981},
  volume={18 1-2},
  pages={
          60-71
        }
}
The size and composition of the brains of the quokka wallaby (Setonix brachyurus) and the brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) were compared with those of the rat, rabbit, cat, sheep, and human. Separate structures were taken from the brains by standardized dissection and their weights compared. Particular attention was paid to the relationships between the size of the amygdala and other brain structures. Marsupials were within the eutherian range in the ratio of whole brain weight to… CONTINUE READING