Sunday, April 19, 2015

Can You Say OVOVIVIPAROUS?

Today my daughter petted a Chinese water dragon, an albino Honduran milk snake, a tortoise, and two blue-tongued skinks at my school's annual community fair.

Word of the day: ovoviviparous.  
  • ovo (egg) 
  • viv (alive, living)
  • par (bring forth, bear)
An animal that is ovoviviparous is an animal that is inside an egg, but brought forth alive! The egg hatches inside the mother's body!

A skink is ovoviviparous. A viper (vivus parere), which is also "brought forth alive," is ovoviparous.

2 comments:

  1. We now own a blue tongued skink named Petunia. :)

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    1. Do you really?! Since when?! Send me a picture! :)

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