Types of Egg Laying Mammals

August 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Mammals

There are two families of mammals which lay soft-shelled eggs: the echidnas and the platypus. The development within the egg is very brief, and in all other aspects, the monotremes as they are called, resemble other mammals. The echidna is also known as the spiny anteater because it has a spiny coat, which protects it […]

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