diumenge, 20 de novembre de 2011

Oviparous

Oviparous animals lay eggs, inside which the young then develop before hatching occurs. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and even some mammals (the monotremes) all lay eggs but they're of very different size and construction. The patterns on bird eggs are produced by glands right at the last moment as the egg is laid. For terrestrial species that lay their eggs on land, a waterproof shell prevents the contents from drying out.

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