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Scalies (singular: scaly/scalie)[1] is a furspeech term used to describe both anthropomorphic creatures of the reptile and amphibian variety, and furries that identify themselves as such or prefer the concept of such beings over furred characters. It is also a self-moniker for the users of, a Usenet discussion group for all things draconid.[citation needed]


As creations, scaly characters tend to have a coating of scales much like the animals they represent. However, some scalies, such as amphibians, lack scales, instead having bare and/moist skin, and some others, like some dragons and (very few) dinosaurs, have very light or no true scales, but a fleshy hide similar to the skin of a human (in the case of dinosaurs, feathers are also common).


Some well known scaly artists include AmberScale, Fossil, Chris Sawyer, Lizardbeth, Kaa Bakensobek and Yusky, among others.


  1. Definition of scalie on the Wiktionary. Retrived October 27, 2020.

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