Amniotic Egg

∞ generated and posted on 2015.12.27 ∞

Desiccation-resistant structure, typically deposited external to the maternal body, within which especially reptile-clade embryos develop.

An Amniotic Egg is probably what you think of first when you hear the word 'egg', that is, it is the shelled egg that birds, reptiles, and some mammals lay.

The amniotic egg is otherwise known as the shelled egg of chicken-laying fame.

The technical term for a reproductive mode that involves egg laying is oviparity. Contrast vivipary and ovoviviparity.

OK, it's an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle laying eggs, but it is beautiful: