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Dunkleosteus terrelli evolved one of the most impressively useful jaws in geologic history. In addition to a clamping power of 5,000 Newtons (1,100lbs-force), this prehistoric fish could open its mouth in 1/50 of a second! That kind of speed creates a vacuum that can suck nearby prey right down the hatch.
Image Credit: Anderson, P.S.L. and Westneat, M.W. (2006)
"Nuchal Gap" would be a good second album.
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