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Watch out T Rex…

Researchers used supercomputers in a new study to see who had the toughest bite…the winner?

….drumroll…

the finch! By examining bite force and body mass, researchers found that if finches were the same size as a T Rex, their bite would be 320 times stronger than the ancient dinosaur’s bite. In fact, finches evolved amazing bite strength given their small body size.

darwin's_finches_by_gould

Drawings of Darwin’s finches by John Gould (14.Sep.1804 – 3.Feb.1881) via Wikimedia Commons

Source:

Live Science

 

Categories: Comparative Physiology

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