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Animals that lay eggs are known as oviparous animals and include fish, birds, reptiles and insects. These types of animals have little to no other development within the mother. Mammals that lay eggs instead of giving bi... More »

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Birds lay eggs, although there are other egg-laying animals, including two mammals: the duckbill platypus and the echidna. These two creatures are natives of Australia. Scientists call these primitive egg-laying mammals ... More »

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The scientific term for an animal that lays eggs is oviparous. The word comes from the Latin words "ova," meaning egg, and "parous," meaning bearing or producing. Animals that produce live young are called "viviparous." More »

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The temperate forest is home to many different animals including several species of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Skyenimals, a web source, gives a full list of the animals found in this habitat. More »

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