Microchiropterans have a diminutive cerebral cortex, not an enlarged cerebellum, compared to megachiropterans and other mammals

  title={Microchiropterans have a diminutive cerebral cortex, not an enlarged cerebellum, compared to megachiropterans and other mammals},
  author={Suzana Herculano-Houzel and Felipe Barros da Cunha and Jamie L. Reed and Consolate Kaswera-Kyamakya and Emmanuel Gillissen and Paul R. Manger},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  pages={2978 - 2993}
Small echolocating bats are set apart from most other mammals by their relatively large cerebellum, a feature that has been associated to echolocation, as it is presumed to indicate a relatively enlarged number of neurons in the cerebellum in comparison to other brain structures. Here we quantify the neuronal composition of the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and remaining brain structures of seven species of large Pteropodid bats (formerly classified as megachiropterans), one of which echolocates… Expand


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