Tyrannosaurus Rex – one of the world’s most well-represented and large theropods, is spotted having the most powerful biting capacity than any animal of the world could ever have, and researchers have stunned after witnessing this never-before-seen biting power of a dinosaur.
There are hardly any animals in this world which can get into our imagination like the Tyrannosaurus rex – one of world’s largest meat-eating dinosaurs can do. Though it was not the greatest and biggest Marauder to ever live on the Earth, it, with its destructive behaviour, large body, mysterious features, and furious qualities is expected to rule the entire species of dinosaur at some point of time. Earlier, some official reports have confirmed that this particular dinosaur species used to sound more like birds than beast and if we chase the new discoveries made by a new study, then giving the dinosaur the crown of the king will not be illogical – thanks to the frightening set of jaws that the Tyrannosaurus Rex had.
As per the new study, carried out by a team of paleobiologists from the Florida State University, the T-rex dinosaur could deliver one of the most powerful and forceful bites that any of the land animal in history. And this ability could also have allowed the giant animal to break any bones with the force of three small cars, revealed the study. It is an ability that T-rex almost certainly used to macerate and munch the bones of its ill-fated prey.
As calculated by the researchers in their paper, the force of T rex’s masticate used to receive power through its conical, and its seven-inch or 18-cm teeth and the animal was capable of generating more than 431,000 pounds per square inch or 30,300 kg per square cm of tooth pressure. Moreover, the bite marks that are spotted on the fossilised bones of dinosaurs including the horned Triceratops that used to live alongside Tyrannosaurus nearly 66 million years ago in Western North America point towards that T-rex was a meat-eater and bone-cruncher. The measurement of T-rex is estimated to be 43 feet or 13 meters long and weighed more than seven tonnes, and this supermassive body size is believed to be an advantage of T-rex over its competing predators of the same era.
As the study highlighted, everything about this violent predator – starting from its thick and heavy skull to its 4-foot or 1.2-meter long jaw, were specifically designed for highest bone-crushing actions. Moreover, some fossilised evidence has confirmed that this ferocious predator’s muscular thighs and lengthy and powerful tail helped it to move faster, while its supermassive 5-foot or 1.5-meter long skull is estimated to be used for boring into prey. Tyrannosaurus rex used to live in wooded river valleys of the North America during the late Cretaceous period and wiped out from the Earth some 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extermination.