Thursday, 6 September 2007

Tassie Tiger's bite not so big

The extinction of the Tasmanian tiger from the Australian mainland may have been driven by its inability to kill large prey, which placed it in direct competition with the dingo for food, new research shows.
The finding, published in today's Proceedings of the Royal Society B, is based on computer simulations of the bite forces and stress patterns placed on dingo and Tasmanian tiger skulls when biting struggling prey. Read more here.

CFZ Oz Team

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