Data are the isotopic composition of structural bone carbonate (X) and the isotopic composition of the coexisting calcite cements (Y) in 18 bone samples from a specimen of the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex. Evidence that the mean of Y is positively associated with X was used in an argument that the metabolic rate of this dinosaur resembled warm-blooded more than cold-blooded animals.
A data frame with 18 observations on the following 2 variables.
isotopic composition of bone carbonate
isotopic composition of calcite cements
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