New York, June 12 (ANI): Scientists claim that the prehistoric shark Carcharodon megalodon had the deadliest bite of all dinosaurs.
Aptly nicknamed "Big Tooth," the shark's bite is 30 times stronger than today's great whites, with a force of 18.2 tons. According to Stephen Roe of the University of South Wales, there are four basic bite techniques amongst dinos.
Carnivorous species like Tyrannosaurs were among the most "damaging, efficient" biters despite having less teeth, Herrerasaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, and Ceratosaurus relied mainly on the back teeth to bite. Coelophysis and Syntarsus, had more bite power in the back of the mouth, but were weak, fast biters with their front teeth and Ostrich-like dinosaurs such as the Velociraptor possessed weak but devastatingly speedy bites, according to study author Manabu Sakamoto.
"These dinosaurs have consistently low efficient biting across their tooth rows so they have relatively weak bites," the New York Daily News quoted Sakamoto as telling Discovery News.
"But, in effect, this also means that they have relatively fast biting speeds," he added.
The study was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (ANI)