In the grand scheme of geologic time, you may be surprised to know that less time separates us from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from Stegosaurus.

Stegosaurus and their neighbors roamed western North America about 150 million years ago and Tyrannosaurus did not evolve until about 67 million years ago.

This means that while 83 million years separate these two dinos which we commonly (and incorrectly) think were roaming around at the same time, only 65 million years seperate us and the dreaded T. rex.

A little too close for comfort?

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[Via the Smithsonian]