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Re: The Lion, the Witch and the New Papers



Their results show that oras actually have rather weak bites, but the skull bones are aligned in such a way that they "lock up" rather well when pulling back. This >allows them to exert pullback forces that can be an order of magnitude greater than those produced by the jaw adductors. A great design for an animal that takes >down large vertebrate prey using a skull composed of struts and beams.

Reminds me of Bakker and Rayfield's analyses of Allosaurus bites.