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The scales of f80v might not be scales at all.
Birds often have this pattern in feathers and four-footed beasts are sometimes depicted with hair in such a pattern.
A striking example is the lamia with a similar f80v tail. And almost the same body as f80v.
The f80v creature with accentuated tail, similar to the Lamia above:
Ofcourse there is Topsell's "Gorgon" whose physique so much looks like a hairy beast`,
especially judging from its hairy forehead, the hooves, the curly tail,.. that the "scales" represent hair.
By the way, even the rams in the Voynich Manuscript itself have a more or less "scaled" pattern to their fur:
Following are several instances of all sorts of hairy or feathered animals that have been drawn showing a scale-like pattern.
Some animals from the Aberdeen Bestiary MS 24 (ca 1200)
Some from Escorial Beatus (10th Century)
"Scaled" winged lions?
Birds are often shown with feathers according to a scaled pattern, just a few of the numerous:
"Scaled" hawk img363
"Scaled" vulture Aberdeen f44v
Additionally the following woolly creatures may not exactly have their fur "scaled" but one can easily imagine someone doing a rough sketch using a wiggly line resembling scales.
Like has been done to the astrological rams in the Voynich Manuscript above.
Ger Hungerink 20 June 2019
edited 24 June 2019