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A microsclere located just beneath the inner cell layer of hexactinellid sponges.
One of the riblike structures in the abdomen of certain reptiles.
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There are a few poor preserved slender bone fragments lying near the right ribs, which could represent gastralia
The stones themselves can be identified as gastroliths not only because of their position inside the ribs and gastralia
fragments, but more importantly because they comprise mostly rounded quartz clasts, a lithology otherwise completely absent from the McCoy Brook Formation in the Wasson Bluff region.