Is there a trick to remember Analogous and Homologous organs examples ?
Homologous organs :
Similar structure , different function, Developmental origin is same, Divergent evolution
- Flipper - whale
- Wing - bat
- Fore limb -horse
- Paw - cat
- Hand - human
- Thorn - bougainvillaea
- Tendril - cucurbita
Analogous organ :
Same function , different structure. Convergent evolution. Not anatomically similar
- Wings of a butterfly and wings of a bird.
- Flippers of penguin and dolphin
- Eye of an octopus and a mammal ( both differ in retinal position but function is same )
- Sweet potato( root modification) and potato ( stem modification) - both help in storage of food.