Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sabertooths Had Weak Bites, Used Neck Muscles to Kill

At least two species of sabertooths were more muscle than bite, subduing their prey with powerful necks and forelimbs, a new study says.
The long-fanged prehistoric predators "have long excited scholarly and popular attention," particularly in regard to their hunting technique, according to a study published June 26 in the journal PLoS ONE. One question scientists have paid particular attention to was whether the cats ran down prey like lions, dispatching them with a powerful bite to the throat.

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