Sexual size dimorphisms and bite force
in the Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea.
Although larger size sharks will exert higher values of bite force
, the relative value of bite force
is what matters, pound per pound how strong is the bite?
In "Insights into the Ecology and Evolutionary Success of Crocodilians Revealed through Bite-Force and Tooth-Pressure Experimentation," the researchers detail their examination of the bite force
and tooth pressure of every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman, and gharial.
The tooth plates are interlocked, distributing bite force
across the whole jaw rather than on a single point (Maschner 2000).
The study tested the bite force
of more than 206 children, aged three to five.
The fierce ocean predators have a bite force
of about 1.
Comparison of fracture strength of teeth in the present study with maximum bite force
in primary teeth: There is great variability in studies regarding occlusal forces.
A 13lb American alligator has a bite force
of about 3,000lbs.
Sereno and croc expert Brady Barr estimate the whole critter was about 40 feet long, with its jaw boasting a probable bite force
of a whopping 18,000 pounds.
The analysis showed that Allosaurus had a weak bite force
and a relatively flexible lower jaw.
Mr Klardie applied a lateral bite force
on the left side of the jaw and also applied the resulting muscle reaction forces to the bone.
Equally impressive, the jaws of trap-jaw ants can produce a bite force
300 times their own body weight -- stronger than that of a shark's.