Lunate sulcus

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Brain: Lunate sulcus
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side.
Latin sulcus lunatus
NeuroLex ID birnlex_4017
FMA FMA:83788

In brain anatomy, the lunate sulcus or simian sulcus also known as the sulcus lunatus is a fissure in the occipital lobe[1] found in humans and more often larger when present in apes and monkeys.[2]


  1. ^ Allen JS, Bruss J, Damasio H (August 2006). "Looking for the lunate sulcus: a magnetic resonance imaging study in modern humans". Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 288 (8): 867–76. doi:10.1002/ar.a.20362. PMID 16835937. 
  2. ^ Srijit D, Shipra P (2008). "Unilateral absence of the lunate sulcus: an anatomical perspective". Rom J Morphol Embryol 49 (2): 257–8. PMID 18516336.