The anatomy of the cerebral cortex of the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).

@article{Hassiotis2003TheAO,
  title={The anatomy of the cerebral cortex of the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).},
  author={Maria Hassiotis and George Paxinos and Ken William S Ashwell},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={827-50}
}
The cerebral cortex of the echidna is notable for its extensive folding and the positioning of major functional areas towards its caudal extremity. The gyrification of the echidna cortex is comparable in magnitude to prosimians and cortical thickness and neuronal density are similar to that seen in rodents and carnivores. On the other hand, many pyramidal neurons in the cerebral cortex of the echidna are atypical with inverted somata and short or branching apical dendrites. All other broad… CONTINUE READING

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