The long conical teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex have created an incredible pressure of 431,000 pounds per square inch anguish bone
The giant Tyrannosaurus rex bones pulverized by shots with forces equal to the weight of three small cars at the same time generate global dental pressures of record, according to a new study.
Researchers, including those at Florida State University in the US, said that T. rex could pulverize bones – a capability known as the extreme ostéophagie that is usually observed in carnivorous mammals living as Wolves and hyenas, but not reptiles whose teeth do not allow mastication of the bones.
They found that this prehistoric reptile could recharge with about 8,000 pounds of force, more than twice the bite force of the largest crocodile being.
At the same time, their long conical teeth have generated a surprising lack of medulla pressure at 431,000 psi.
This allowed T. rex to drive open cracks in the bone during repetitive injections and mammalian type and produce arcades at high pressure rupture, causing a catastrophic explosion of some bone.
“It is this view that T. rex helped to more efficiently exploit dinosaur corpses with duck-billed horns and hadrosaurid whose mineral salts from spongy and rich bone were not available to smaller, less equipped carnivorous dinosaurs,” said Paul Gignac, assistant professor at Oklahoma State University in the USA.
The researchers built their vast experience in testing and modeling how dinosaur crocodile family living muscles, which contributes to bite forces.
They then compared the results to birds, which are modern dinosaurs, and generated a model of T. rex.
From their work on the crocodiles, they have realized that high resistance was only part of history.
To understand how the giant dinosaur has consumed the bone, researchers also have to understand how these forces are transmitted through the teeth, as they call the pressure of the teeth.
“Having a high bite force does not necessarily mean that an animal can pierce the skin or spray bones, the pressure of the teeth is the most biomechanically relevant parameter,” said Gregory Erickson, of Florida State University.
“It’s as if a 600-horsepower engine is supposed to ensure speed. In a Ferrari, of course, but not for a tipper truck,” said Erickson.
On this day, eighth bone known as spotted hyenas and gray occlusive lobes teeth are used for long finely fragmented bones to access the bone marrow in the interior – a characteristic feature of mammalian ostéophagie.
Tyrannosaurus rex appears to be unique among mammalian reptiles to reach this type of ability, but without specialized, occlusive teeth, researchers said.