T Rex: T. Rex’s Powerful Bite
February 29, 2012 by staff
T Rex: T. Rex’s Powerful Bite, The dinosaur could bring its jaws together with a remarkable force of up to 57,000 Newtons (13,000 lbs) – four times more than previous estimates.
Its performance surpasses that of all animals, both living and extinct, including today’s great white shark, the most terrifying modern day creature which packs a 3,600 pound (1.8 tons) bite.
Musculoskeletal biologist Dr Karl Bates said: “Our results show T Rex had an extremely powerful bite making it one of the most dangerous predators to have roamed our planet.”
His researchers at Liverpool University made computer models of T Rex’s jaw and compared it with similar reconstructions of the skulls of another theropod dinosaur Allosaurus, an alligator and a human.
They found it clamped down on is prey with a crushing force up to almost fifty times more than a large African lion (1,235lbs).
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