Posted: November 02, 2020|Comments:|Tags: tyrannosaurus bones|
Think about dinosaurs and the first image that usually crops up in the minds of the masses is a picture of the king of the dinosaur species; the Tyrannosaurus rex.
When it comes to popularity contests in the dinosaur race, the ruthless, humongous T. rex always steals the limelight. Why is it so? What makes it superior to other dinosaurs that walked the surface of the earth millions of years ago? Why do tyrannosaurus bones and fossils continue to fascinate researchers and paleontologists even now? Let’s have a look at these interesting questions:
The Story Behind T-rex’s Popularity
The T. rex has boggled the minds of people across the globe ever since its fossils were discovered in 1874, and then in the first few years of the 20th century. News about these multiple discoveries spread far and wide because of the availability of mass media and communication technologies, which weren’t as developed earlier. As it was one of the earliest species to be discovered, it got a head start over its counterparts.
In addition to this, well-preserved skeletons (recovered in 1900) with only a few tyrannosaurus bones missing ensured that these could be displayed in museums as well as exhibited before large crowds. Very little was left to the imagination, unlike other dinosaurs whose form had to be reconstructed digitally based on only a few available fossilized bones.
Interest in the T. rex went through the roof in the 1960s when more than 42 skeletons were discovered in Western North America. In the 1990s, two of the most complete skele