who taught you that dragons are reptiles?? they're not oh my gods, they're comparable to dinos/birds. reptile isn't right
I taught myself by studying biology and taxonomy.
The clade Sauropsida includes birds and all living reptiles.
Accurately mapping dragons onto this planet’s fossil record is an exercise in futility because as far as modern science and biology can tell dragons never have and can’t exist in this world. I’ve certainly never been here as a dragon. I lived in another world with different biology and different physics to allow for fire breathing, flight, and so on.
However, if one were to make the attempt, purely for entertainment, one might reason that a winged animal which may have either scales or feathers (among other countless variations of dragons) would likely fit somewhere in the transition between dinosaurs and birds, making them a separate class from either birds or modern reptiles, but related to and sharing a common ancestor with both.
Dragons are Sauropsidae. One might then name the class Draconia. Dragons.
Just for the sake of completing the exercise let’s call the “western dragon” genus Draco because the western body type is common of the lore of Western and Southern Europe, wherein draco, drakon, and dragon are native words.
We can then call the western fire dragon “Draco ignus” and the ice dragon “Draco glacis”.
Back up to Sauropsidae. There are two schools of taxonomy. One by characteristics, one by ancestors. By the latter, birds are reptiles.
I refer to myself as a reptile because most people don’t know what sauropsida means. And because it amuses me to do so.
So you just corrected my taxonomy of an animal which can’t be taxonomically classified, and you weren’t even right in any meaningful sense. Which I wouldn’t feel the need to point out if you had instead asked in a civil manner about my classification and respectfully presented the alternative that we may be more closely related to birds.
You’re not wrong, but you’re also no more right than I am. You are however an ass (Equus africanus asinus) .
P.S. What did you think was going to happen trying to tell a dragon she didn’t understand herself?