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
European Badger 109
Asiatic black bear 44
American black bear 64
Brown bear 78
Domestic cat 58
Cheetah 119
Cougar 108
Coyote 88
Dhole 132
Dingo 125
African wild dog 142
Domestic dog 117
Singing dog 100
Arctic fox 97
Cape genet 48
Grey fox 80
Red fox 92
Grey wolf 136
Brown hyena 113
Spotted hyena 117
Jaguar 137
Jaguarundi 75
Leopard 94
Clouded leopard 137
Lion 112
Northern olingo 162
Sand cat 136
Sun bear 160
Least weasel 164
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.