Jaws of a biting cat compared to a sabretooth cat. Sabretooth cat skulls were designed for a swift downward strike of the sabre-teeth, not a strong bite. The coronoid process was also greatly reduced, meaning the jaws were weakly bound to the skull and couldn’t withstand much bending or twisting.

Jaws of a biting cat compared to a sabretooth cat. Sabretooth cat skulls were designed for a swift downward strike of the sabre-teeth, not a strong bite. The coronoid process was also greatly reduced, meaning the jaws were weakly bound to the skull and couldn’t withstand much bending or twisting.

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