The Development of Olfactory Organ of Lissotriton Vulgaris (Amphibia, Caudata)

M. F. Kovtun 1  and Ya. V. Stepanyuk 2
  • 1 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukzaine, vul. B. Khmelnitskogo, 15, Kyiv, 01030 Ukraine
  • 2 Lessya Ukrainka Volyn national university, Voli st., 13, Lutsk, 43025 Ukraine


The Development of Olfactory Organ of Lissotriton vulgaris (Amphibia, Caudata). Kovtun, M. F, Stepanyuk, Ya. V. - Using common histological methods, the morphogenesis of olfactory analyzer peripheral part of Lissotriton vulgaris (Amphibia, Caudata) was studied, during the developmental period starting with olfactory pit laying and finishing with definitive olfactory organ formation. Special attention is paid to vomeronasal organ and vomeronasal gland development. Reasoning from obtained data, we consider that vomeronasal organ emerged as the result of olfactory epithelium and nasal cavity differentiation.

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