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thalamic eminence


Also known as the emminentia thalami. The thalamic eminence is part of the diencephalon and lies ventral to the ventral thalamus and dorsal to the preoptic area. This region gives rise to the ventral entopeduncular nucleus that extends into the telencephalon and straddles the diencephalic/telencephalic border. The ventral entopeduncular nucleus is a major afferent nucleus to the habenulae. 


is part of: forebrain

has parts:


OLS Tree Diagram


Transgenic Lines/Antibodies that label this brain region

Key Publications

Turner KJ., et al.
Afferent Connectivity of the Zebrafish Habenulae.
Front Neural Circuits. 2016 Apr 26;10:30. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00030

Wullimann, M.F. & Mueller, T., 2004a. 
Identification and morphogenesis of the eminentia thalami in the zebrafish. 
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 471(1), pp.37–48.

Mueller, T., 2012. 
What is the thalamus in zebrafish?
Frontiers in Neuroscience,6. pp.1–14.

Mueller T, Guo S.
The distribution of GAD67-mRNA in the adult zebrafish (teleost) forebrain reveals a prosomeric pattern and suggests previously unidentified homologies to tetrapods. 
The Journal of comparative neurology. 2009;516(6):553-568. doi:10.1002/cne.22122.