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Billions of T. rex likely roamed the Earth, paleontologists report – National Geographic

The iconic predator’s estimated abundance means the T. rex fossils we have today are exceedingly rare.

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If you traveled back in time 67 million years ago to ancient Montana, youd be entering the realm of a tyrant: the iconic predator Tyrannosaurus rex. Before you venture into that lost world, though, you might want to know: On average, how close is the nearest T. rex to you?
That might sound like an impossible thing to knowbut after crunching through two decades worth of T. rex research, a new study provides estimates of the animals population density. In all likelihood, a T. rex would be within 15…

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