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Imaging Fossils Using UV-Light (Black-Light Photography)

R. Amme (2006): UV Lampen auch für Fossiliensammler ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel. In PDF, Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover, 34: 97-112.

! L. Barlow et al. (2020): Laser-stimulated fluorescence reveals unseen details in fossils from the Solnhofen Limestone (Upper Jurassic, Bavaria, Germany). In PDF,

A. Caputo and M. Kortsha (2019): New Photography Technique Brings Hidden History of Fossils to Light. ackson School of Geosciences, Science, Technology.

P. Debertolis and N. Earl (2014): Forensic Imaging in Anthropology. In PDF, Human And Social Sciences at the Common Conference, 2014.

A.R. Falk et al. (2016): Laser Fluorescence Illuminates the Soft Tissue and Life Habits of the Early Cretaceous Bird Confuciusornis. Open access, PLoS ONE, 11: e0167284.

M. Frese et al. (2017): Imaging of Jurassic fossils from the Talbragar Fish Bed using fluorescence, photoluminescence, and elemental and mineralogical mapping. Open access, PLoS ONE, 12: e0179029.
"... Closer inspection of a plant leaf (Pentoxylon australicum White, 1981) establishes fluorescence as a useful tool for the visualisation of anatomical details that are difficult to see under normal light conditions".

! Ø. Hammer et al. (2002): Imaging Fossils Using Reflectance Transformation and Interactive Manipulation of Virtual Light Sources. Palaeontologia Electronica, 5.
Also available in PDF.

J.T. Haug et al. (2013): Demecology in the Cambrian: synchronized molting in arthropods from the Burgess Shale. Open access, BMC Biology.

J.T. Haug et al. (2011): Autofluorescence imaging, an excellent tool for comparative morphology. Abstract, Journal of Microscopy. See also here.

! C. Haug et al. (2009): New Methods to Document Fossils from Lithographic Limestones of Southern Germany and Lebanon. PDF file, Palaeontologia Electronica, 12.

D.W.E. Hone et al. (2010): The Extent of the Preserved Feathers on the Four-Winged Dinosaur Microraptor gui under Ultraviolet Light. Open access, PLoS ONE, 5: e9223.
See also: UV, You See? Black Light Reveals Secrets in Fossils.

! T.G. Kaye et al. (2015): Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence in Paleontology. Open access, PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125923.

! H. Kerp and B. Bomfleur (2011): Photography of plant fossils - New techniques, old tricks. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 166: 117-151.
See also here (abstract with reduced figures and plates).

S. Musson: An Introduction to Black Light Photography. In PDF.

! A. Richards (2010): Reflected Ultraviolet Imaging for Forensics Applications. In PDF, Santa Barbara, 2010.

C.S. Shi et al. (2013): Characterization of the stem anatomy of the Eocene fern Dennstaedtiopsis aerenchymata (Dennstaedtiaceae) by use of confocal laser scanning microscopy. Free access, American Journal of Botany, 100: 16261640.

B.L. Teece et al. (2020): Mars Rover Techniques and Lower/Middle Cambrian Microbialites from South Australia: Con.struction, Biofacies, and Biogeochemistry. In PDF, Astrobiology, 20: See also here.

! R. Williams and G. Williams (2005): Ultraviolet, Infrared & Fluorescence Photography. In PDF, Medical and Scientific Photography, 2005.

! K. Wolkenstein and G. Arp (2021): Taxon- and senescence-specific fluorescence of colored leaves from the Pliocene Willershausen Lagerstätte, Germany. Open access, PalZ.

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