Latest Stephen Wroe Stories
Millions of years ago, a bizarre, pouched super-predator terrorized South America with huge saber-like teeth.
A team of researchers has concluded that most species of gigantic animals that once roamed the Australian continent disappeared before the arrival of humans.
The robust jaws and formidable teeth of some of our ancestors and ape cousins may suggest that humans are wimps when it comes to producing a powerful bite: but a new study has found the opposite is true, with major implications for our understanding of diet in ancestral humans.
Komodo dragons may have a wimpy bite for their size, but somehow the giant lizards manage to take down prey as large as water buffalos. A new study reveals that a few dozen razor-sharp teeth combined with beefy neck muscles make up for the reptile's dainty chomp. "The Komodo has a featherweight, space-frame skull and bites like a wimp, but a combination of very clever engineering and wickedly sharp teeth allow it to do serious damage," said Stephen Wroe, a...
The fearsome Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard and can take very large animal prey: now a new international study has revealed how it can be such an efficient killing machine despite having a wimpy bite and a featherweight skull.
Pound for pound, Australiaâ€™s extinct marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) would have made mince meat of todayâ€™s African lion (Panthera leo) had the two big hyper-carnivores ever squared off in a fight to the death, according to an Australian scientist.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.