Dinosaur fossils have been unearthed all across the globe, found on every continent and even in the ocean! These fossils have offered glimpses into the prehistoric world. Many fossils have contained preserved teeth of varying shapes and sizes. From sharp and serrated teeth for tearing flesh, to complex dental batteries designed to peel and grind plant material, there has been no shortage of diversity in dinosaur dentistry.
The legendary Tyrannosaurus rex is believed to have had the largest teeth of all at 12 inches. In fact, T. rex had the most powerful bite of any terrestrial animal, slamming down with a force of almost 12,800 pounds. The megalodon, a sea-dwelling shark terror that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, had a bite force of 41,000 pounds! It could open its jaw a staggering 7 feet high and 6 feet wide. This infographic explores the teeth of 25 dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.