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You can do the dinosaur footprint math yourself: If the average Tyrannosaurus Rex walked two or three miles per day, it would have left behind thousands of footprints. Multiply that number by T. Rex's multi-decade life span, and you're well into the millions. Of these footprints, the vast majority would have been erased by rain, floods, or the subsequent footprints of other dinosaurs, but a tiny percentage would have baked and hardened in the sun, and an even tinier percentage would have managed to survive down to the present day.

The footprints and trackways animal's have left behind are an especially rich source of information about the size, posture, and everyday behavior of their creators. Many professional and amateur paleontologists devote themselves full-time to the study of these "trace fossils."