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! Three-Dimensionally Preserved Plant Compression Fossils@

Latex Casts

! W.G. Chaloner and M.M. Gay (1973): Scanning electron microscopy of latex casts of fossil plant impressions. PDF file. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

O.R. Green (2013): A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology. Google books.

O.R. Green: Fossil Replication Techniques. Abstract, in: A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology.

Malcolm J. Heaton (2010): New Advances in Latex Casting Techniques. Abstract.

S.L. Jakobsen and R.M. Feldmann (2004): Epibionts on Dromiopsis rugosa (Decapoda: Brachyura) from the late Middle Danian limestones at Fakse Quarry, Denmark: novel preparation techniques yield ... PDF file. Method of making latex casts on PDF page 3.

! T.P. Jones and Nick P. Rowe (eds.), Google Books: Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques. Published by Geological Society, 1999, 396 pages. Excellent! Go to page 36: Plant and spore compression in sediments (by B.W. Chaloner).

K.-P. Kelber (1992): Der dreidimensionale Bau der Blattspitzen bei Equisetites arenaceus (Equisetopsida, Equisetales) aus dem Unteren Keuper (Trias, Ladin). PDF file, in German. In: Kovar-Eder, J. (ed.): Palaeovegetational development in Europe.- Proc. Pan-European Palaeobot. Conf. Vienna (PEPC 1991), pp. 289-299.

! I.W. Keyes (1959): Paleontological casting and moulding techniques. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 2: 56-65. See also here (in PDF).

Glen J. Kuban: Making Silicone Rubber Molds.

La-Gum (I. Strohpagel, Elmshorn, Germany): See especially here (in German).

Z.-J. Liu and X. Wang (2016): A perfect flower from the Jurassic of China. In PDF, Historical Biology, 28: 707-719. See also here (Abstract).

Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Paleontological Experiences for Science Teachers (funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute). Hands-on training in vertebrate paleontology, using fieldwork and laboratory work. Go to: Latex Mold and Cast Making.

! P. Moisan (2012): The study of cuticular and epidermal features in fossil plant impressions using silicone replicas for scanning electron microscopy. In PDF, Palaeontologia Electronica.

H. Rathaj and O. Elicki (2007): Sicherung spektakulärer Spurenfossilien urzeitlicher Gliederfüßer durch Herstellung einer großflächigen Kunststoff-Replik. PDF file, in German.

! G.M. Rex, W.G. Chaloner (1983): The experimental formation of plant compression fossils. PDF file, Palaeontology, 26: 231-252. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

R.W.J.M. van der Ham et al. (2003): Brachyphyllum patens (Miquel) comb. nov. (Cheirolepidiaceae?): remarkable conifer foliage from the Maastrichtian type area (Late Cretaceous, NE Belgium, SE Netherlands). In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 127: 77-97.

! J. Watson and K.L. Alvin (1976): Silicone rubber casts of silicified plants from the Cretaceous of Sudan. PDF file, Palaeontology, 19: 641–650.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

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