Oviparous Animals: Definition & List


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What are oviparous animals?

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1. What is an example of an oviparous mammal?

2. What is true of oviparous animals that lay many eggs?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you to quickly assess your understanding of egg-laying animals. You'll be quizzed on some of the physical and behavioral characteristics of a number of these animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your familiarity with the following:

  • Term used to describe mammals that lay eggs externally
  • Word used to describe all animals that lay their eggs outside their bodies
  • Example of a mammal that lays its eggs externally
  • Conduct of an animal that lays many eggs externally at one sitting
  • Species of oviparous animals with exoskeletons

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on egg-laying animals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about egg-bearing animals in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as monotreme and exoskeleton

Additional Learning

To learn more about egg-laying animals, review the accompanying short lesson on oviparous animals. The lesson deals with the following subjects:

  • Number of mammal species that are oviparous
  • Difference in survival rates between animals that come from a parent that lays a single egg and one that lays a quantity of eggs at one time
  • Various locations where fish and reptiles may deposit their eggs
  • Comparison of viviparous and ovoviviparous animals