Cortical Evolution: Introduction to the Reptilian Cortex

@inproceedings{Laurent2016CorticalEI,
  title={Cortical Evolution: Introduction to the Reptilian Cortex},
  author={Gilles Laurent and Julien Fournier and Mike Hemberger and Christian R. M{\"u}ller and Robert Konrad Naumann and Jan Ondracek and Lorenz Pammer and Sam Reiter and Mark Shein-Idelson and Maria Antonietta Tosches and Tracy M Yamawaki},
  year={2016}
}
Some 320 million years ago (MYA), the evolution of a protective membrane surrounding the embryo, the amnion, enabled vertebrates to develop outside water and thus invade new terrestrial niches. These amniotes were the ancestors of today’s mammals and sauropsids (reptiles and birds). Present-day reptiles are a diverse group of more than 10,000 species that comprise the sphenodon, lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodilians. Although turtles were once thought to be the most “primitive” among the… Expand
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