New and revised data on volumes of brain structures in insectivores and primates

Folia Primatol (Basel). 1981;35(1):1-29. doi: 10.1159/000155963.


More than 2,000 data on volumetric measurements of 42 structures in a variety of up to 76 species (28 insectivores, 21 prosimians, 27 simians) are given. All volumes measured in serial sections were converted to fresh volumes of a brain having a standard size within a given species. The date are available to all scientists for comparison and analysis. To allow critical evaluation, details on fixation and preparation, on determination of fresh brain weights and volumes of brain parts and on intraspecific variability are given.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biometry
  • Body Weight
  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Histological Techniques
  • Insectivora / anatomy & histology*
  • Organ Size
  • Primates / anatomy & histology*
  • Species Specificity