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Re: Avian scales
In a message dated 95-12-08 12:06:11 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>> Do birds have scales?
>Yes, on their legs and around their eyes. And all over the body, in the
>modified form of feathers.
>> Are they similar to reptilian scales?
>The are the same composition, phi (=beta) keratin as reptilian scales, and
>different in comoposition from fish scales and mammalian hair.
I think Alan Brush is delivering some heavy blows to this (mis?)conception.