Observations on the pineal system in the hamster. I. Relations of the superficial and deep pineal to the epithalamus

Michael N. Sheridan, Russel J. Reiter

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A mass of pineal tissue has been observed associated with the habenular commissure and the apex of the pineal recess in the golden hamster. Previously, it had been thought that all of the pineal system in the hamster was located at the confluence of sinuses just beneath the skull. To distinguish the two components of the pineal system, that in the dural position is called the superficial pineal and the mass associated with the habenular commissure is called the deep pineal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Morphology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1970


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Developmental Biology

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