Jonathan Crowe

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Tyrannosaurus (head detail) I know that T. rex gets all the dinosaur press, but this one was too good not to mention. Researchers estimate that an adult Tyrannosaurus generated a bite force of between 35,000 and 57,000 newtons. For the record, that’s about four to six times more force than an alligator’s bite. It’s also more powerful than any other dinosaur’s measured bite, for that matter, including Allosaurus, Carnotaurus and, wow, even Giganotosaurus. Adult bite force was disproportionately greater than that of juveniles, which suggests a shift to different — and much larger — prey in adulthood. Via io9.