Mighty finch would crush T Rex in a fair fight

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The fossilised heaps of dung left by Tyrannosaurus rex are full of chunks of bone. The fragments speak to how this most formidable of carnivores pulverised its prey, its jaws clamping on to its quarry with terrifying force. Yet the aura of supremacy that has long surrounded this ultimate killing machine may be undermined just a little by research suggesting that T. rex evolved a bite that was less impressive in relation to its body size than that of a tiny Galapagos ground finch.

Period9 Jan 2019

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  • TitleMighty finch would crush T Rex in a fair fight
    Media name/outletThe Times
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/01/19
    DescriptionThe fossilised heaps of dung left by Tyrannosaurus rex are full of chunks of bone. The fragments speak to how this most formidable of carnivores pulverised its prey, its jaws clamping on to its quarry with terrifying force. Yet the aura of supremacy that has long surrounded this ultimate killing machine may be undermined just a little by research suggesting that T. rex evolved a bite that was less impressive in relation to its body size than that of a tiny Galapagos ground finch.
    PersonsSteve Brusatte