The endocranial cast of an early miocene edentate, Hapalops indifferens Ameghino (Mammalia, Edentata, Tardigrada, Megatheriidae). Comparative study with brains of recent sloths.

@article{Dozo1987TheEC,
  title={The endocranial cast of an early miocene edentate, Hapalops indifferens Ameghino (Mammalia, Edentata, Tardigrada, Megatheriidae). Comparative study with brains of recent sloths.},
  author={M T Dozo},
  journal={Journal fur Hirnforschung},
  year={1987},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={397-406}
}
  • M T Dozo
  • Published 1987 in Journal fur Hirnforschung
A natural endocranial cast which represents a complete brain of a specimen of Hapalops indifferens is described. Comparing this cast to brains of actual Tardigrada, it shows a telencephalic morphology and a pattern of neocortical sulci that resemble more the brain of Bradypus rather than that of Choloepus. The neocortical sulci homologate the lateral or corono-lateral, suprasylvian and pseudosylvian sulci. Taking into account the studies of cortical maps in Bradypus and the notable similitude… CONTINUE READING