Sea Monster Makes T-Rex Look Wimpy

50-ft Jurassic creature had crushing jaws
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 17, 2009 10:26 AM CDT
Predator X had jaws more powerful than a T-Rex's, scientists found.   (Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway)
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(Newser) – A fossil sea monster dug up last year had a bite far more crushing than T-Rex’s, scientists in Norway have found. The jaws of the 50-foot Jurassic reptile, known as "Predator X," carried a force of 33,000 pounds per square inch, 10 times more than that of any modern animal and four times that of the T-Rex, Reuters reports. Researchers analyzed the jaws’ force by comparing it to those of Florida alligators.

“With a skull that's more than 10 feet long, you'd expect the bite to be powerful, but this is off the scale,” said the leader of the creature’s excavation.