*Note: This is a digitally colored version of the original, available here:
Tyrannosaurus rex (Osborn, 1905)
Western North America
Length: 12.3 m
What does the T. rex say? Lacking the syrinx found in modern birds, T. rex could've growled and hissed like modern crocodilians, but she almost certainly could not have roared. Sorry, Spielberg.
On the plus side, she's got the most powerful bite of any terrestrial animal, so who cares what she sounds like? You'd be bitten in half before you even hear her footsteps...
Estimated Bite Force: 3.6 - 5.8 metric tonnes (Bates & Falkingham, 2012); 18.3 - 23.5 metric tonnes (Meers, 2003)
Monday, August 24th, 2015