Bite force quotient

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Bite force quotient (BFQ) is the regression of the quotient of an animal's bite force divided by its body mass.[1][2]

Carnivore BFQs[edit]

Animal BFQ
Aardwolf 77
Badger, European 109
Bear, Asiatic 44
Bear, black 64
Bear, brown 78
Cat, domestic 58
Cheetah 119
Cougar 108
Coyote 88
Dingo 125
Dog, African Wild 142
Dog, domestic 117
Dog, singing 100
Fox, arctic 97
Genet, striped 48
Fox, grey 80
Fox, red 92
Grey wolf 136
Hyena, brown 113
Hyena, spotted 117
Jaguar 137
Jaguarundi 75
Leopard 94
Leopard, clouded 137
Lion 112
Spotted-tailed quoll 179
Tasmanian devil 181
Tiger 127

Table sources (unless otherwise stated):[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The science and engineering of cutting: the mechanics and processes of separating and puncturing biomaterials, metals and non-metals, Antony Atkins, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009, p. 311, 413pp, ISBN 978-0-7506-8531-3 (retrieved 15 August 2010 via Google Books)
  2. ^ a b Bite club: comparative bite force in big biting mammals and the prediction of predatory behaviour in fossil taxa, Stephen Wroe, Colin McHenry, Jeffrey Thomason; Proceedings of the Royal Society, 22 March 2005 (retrieved 15 August 2010 from the National Center for Biotechnology Information)
  3. ^ Fish That Fake Orgasms: And Other Zoological Curiosities, Matt Walker, Macmillan, 2007, pp. 98-9, ISBN 978-0-312-37116-6 (retrieved 15 August 2010 from Google Books)
  4. ^ Per Christiansen; Stephen Wroe (2007). "Bite Forces and Evolutionary Adaptations to Feeding Ecology in Carnivores". Ecology 88 (2): 347–358. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2007)88[347:bfaeat]2.0.co;2.