∞ 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: