NCERT says that wing of a bat and wing of a bird are analogous because they have the same function. But are both of them the same structure because both are forelimbs. please explain the answer

Asked by joshiraghavendra53 | 28th Feb, 2015, 03:20: PM

Expert Answer:

The wing of a bird and the wing of a bat are analogous organs because, both of them perform the same function but are different structurally.
The wing of a bird is in the form of feathery cover, while the wing of the bat is extensions of skin folds. Moreover the internal skeletal structure of both the bird wing and bat wing differs greatly.

Answered by Aniket Vyawahare | 2nd Mar, 2015, 10:22: AM