How the T. rex’s terrifying teeth smashed through dino bones
The Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t one to waste its food. With the help of its powerful jaw, the dinosaur king ripped apart and gobbled up its prey’s bones, in addition to any juicier bits.
The T. rex could chow down with nearly 8,000 pounds of force, equal to the weight of three small cars, scientists found in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Scientific Reports.
That’s more than double the bite force of the largest living crocodile, which is the bite force champion of the modern era.
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That’s not all. The tips of the T. rex’s long conical teeth could generate a whopping 431,000 pounds per square inch of bone-crushing tooth pressure, according to the study. Read more…More about Science, Florida, Teeth, Dinosaurs, and Oklahoma
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