T. Rex Pulverized Bones With Bite Force Of 8000 Pounds

Posted: May 17 2017, 8:03am CDT | by , Updated: May 17 2017, 8:25am CDT, in Latest Science News


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Tyrannosaurus Rex Pulverized Bones with Bite Force of 8000 Pounds
Tyrannosaurus rex jaws generated 8,000-pound bite forces and let the creature eat everything from duck-billed dinosaurs to triceratops. Credit: Scientific Reports
  • Reason behind the Powerful Bite of Tyrannosaurus Rex finally Discovered

The real reason behind the high pressure and pulverizing bite of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex has finally been discovered.

The terrible lizard known as T. Rex was a vicious and carnivorous dinosaur that could bite through bone and sinew with the force of three small vehicles.

Its jaws were capable of generating such extremes of pressure that no herbivore could escape its razor sharp teeth which made mincemeat of any prey it chose to pursue.

A new study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, proved that this monster could crack bones with its teeth. This ability is seen in hyenas and wolves today.

Termed extreme osteophagy, this ability gave the T. Rex an edge when it came to the hunting game of predator and prey. The reptiles of today on the contrary do not possess such an ability at all.

With over 8000 pounds of pressure, the bite of this behemoth could beat any crocodile that exists at present hands down. Thus the T. Rex could fracture bones and even cause some of them to explode and reveal the marrow inside.

This here was a dangerous and deadly creature that packed a mean wallop. According to WashingtonPost, this dynamic dino was an anomaly in its times. There was no other animal exactly like it except for maybe Triceratops and even it could not come close.

While there were other meat-eaters, none were capable of inflicting merciless bite after bite upon their enemies like the T. Rex. This dinosaur was especially fond of eating the bones of its prey. It liked to break the bones and feast on the nutrient-rich marrow inside.

This comes as a surprise since most other meat-eating dinosaurs do not go for bones. That is because their dental structure does not allow for any such action.

The T. Rex was a critter that literally went for the skulls of the animals it preyed upon. Since it possessed very small front appendages yet had a massive cranium lined with pointed and serrated teeth, it grabbed the prey by the head and severed its very neck in a bite or two.

As is written on NPR, its teeth could only be described as “killer bananas”. The terrifying chompers reduced the prey to a shivering mass of dead meat and bones within seconds.

In fact, the tips of the teeth could generate a pressure of 431,000 pounds per square inch. Thus when a list of prehistoric beasts that had massively bone-crunching bites is made, the T. Rex nearly makes it to the top.

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