Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Archepallium

Area located dorsally and medially on the reptilian cerebral cortex. The older, original part of the cortex; sometimes divided further into a paleocortex and archicortex. In mammals this area is greatly reduced and becomes synonymous with the hippocampus. It serves as a relay center between the olfactory bulbs and olfactory lobe. One of G. Elliot Smith’s tripartite divisions of the pallium, now called the allocortex. Aka archipallium.

Cf. mesopallium and neopallium.

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