Posted: Aug 23, 2018 10:51 pm
by felltoearth
Wortfish wrote:
Birds have feathers, reptiles have scales.

Birds' scales are found mainly on the toes and metatarsus, but may be found further up on the ankle in some birds. The scales and scutes of birds were thought to be homologous to those of reptiles,[4] but are now agreed to have evolved independently, being degenerate feathers.[5][6]

Emphasis mine.

Swing and a miss. How many more times do you want to embarrass yourself?