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force in flesh-eating dinosaurs may be estimated by ratcheting up the
 

Summary: Magazine
R323
force in flesh-eating dinosaurs may
be estimated by ratcheting up the
assumed forces applied at points along
the tooth row: these studies confirm
estimates that Tyrannosaurus bit with
a point force of 13,000 Newtons at its
longest teeth, and the skull, although
superficially lightly connected, could
readily withstand tearing forces as it
yanked off great chunks of flesh from
its prey (Figure 5).
Dinosaurs were large, and their
secret seems to have been a
combination of abundant small
juveniles (dinosaur nests contain
850 eggs; juvenile body size was
constrained by maximum egg size),
rapid growth to sexual maturity in

  

Source: Anstis, Stuart - Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine