AUTOTOMY – THE SELF SACRIFICE DEFENCE

AUTOTOMY – THE SELF SACRIFICE DEFENCE

Autotomy – the Self Sacrifice Defence   The ability to cast off a particular section of their anatomy, in order to facilitate escape from a predator, is possessed by a wide range of animals. Although the phenomenon, even in the Mollusca, had been recognized previously the term wasn’t coined until 1883 by Leon Fredericq as
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