Parietal Eye Nerve in the Fence Lizard

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Science  04 Dec 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3388, pp. 1573-1574
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3388.1573


A nerve from the parietal eye of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis, is described as leaving inconspicuously from the third-eye and extending caudally under the dura mater and then ventrally along the left anterolateral surface of the epiphysis to the habenular commissure of the brain. The existence of a parietal nerve must be considered in interpreting the effects of parietalectomy.