Dinosaur fossils have been discovered all over the world – every continent and ocean have yielded spectacular specimens! Although there is so much more to be discovered, the fossils found have offered captivating glimpses into the prehistoric world. Many fossils have included well-preserved teeth of varying shapes, sizes, and functions.
From sharp, massive, serrated teeth for ripping flesh, to complex dental batteries for peeling and grinding plant material, to bizarre and disturbing circular-saw shaped teeth whorls, there is no shortage of diversity in the world of dino dentistry. The legendary Tyrannosaurus rex holds the record for the largest teeth at a staggering foot long! In fact, T. rex is also believed to have had the most powerful bite of any terrestrial animal ever with a bite force of 12,800 pounds!
That may seem impressive, but the sea-dwelling shark terror known as the megalodon had an even mightier bite force of 41,000 pounds! This infographic from MainStreetSmiles.com provides fun insight into the teeth of 25 dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
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