Tyrannosaurus Rex was able to deliver 8,000 pounds bite force: Study
We all know that crocodiles are popular because of their powerful bite. But do you know that you now have the strongest bite force on our planet? The answer remains the same: huge saltwater crocodile. Yes, you do not believe it, but it’s true. The largest reptile is 17 feet and can weigh more than one ton. The researchers measured the massive bite force around 3, 700 pounds. These are found mainly on the coasts of Southeast Asia and Northern Australia.
These reptiles are very similar to their ancestors know that there are 85 million years. However, the old story says that the predator could bite harder. They were able to generate more than double the crushing force.
A study published in the journal Scientific reports indicate that the T. rex had a firing capacity of about 8000 pounds of force. In addition, some parts of the teeth could provide a force greater than 431,000 psi. Such a strong bite force given the enormous power of bone eating extreme. Researchers often develop as “extreme ostéophagie” or “extreme bone”.
In the past, known birds were known dinosaurs to have bitten deeply into the bone. The authors later write in the report that the ability to eat bones provides them with all the possible nutrients for their bodies. However, it is the realization that it is surprising to find in creatures with a kind of reptile of the mouth.
The authors noted that mammals such as gray wolves and hyenas can crush bones in this way. Even these animals also rely on some elements of the dental set rather than relying on pure force.
Paloobiologist Gregory Erickson said that the strongest bite force does not necessarily refer to this animal that can pierce the skin or crush bone. He said that the pressure of the teeth is the most important factor biomechanically.
The lead author Paul Gignac and Erickson found the most interesting facts of this study. According to them, with the strength of the strongest bite and repetitive bites, dinosaurs could crush and break bones similar to mammals now. In addition, the study indicates that because of the pH value below 1.5, it helped the dinosaurs to digest bones.
In a press release, Gignac said that bone penetration helped T. rex to fully utilize the large horned dinosaur bodies. The bones of Tyrannosaurus rex were rich in minerals and bone. However, less equipped carnivorous dinosaurs lack all these factors.