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Uricotelism is found in 


A
Fishes and fresh water protozoans
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B
Birds, reptiles and insects
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C
Frogs and toads
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D
Mammals and birds
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The correct option is B Birds, reptiles and insects
Elimination of uric acid as the main nitrogenous waste material is called as 'uricotelism'. Animals showing uricotelism are called as uricotelic animals. 
Uric acid is formed from ammonia mostly in the liver and to some extent in the kidneys. The process is highly energy dependent, but is much less toxic than both ammonia and urea and it is almost insoluble in water and can be eliminated from the body in nearly a solid state, saving a lot of water. It is a mainly seen in birds, land reptiles, insects. Hence, option B is correct.

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