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dc.contributor.authorGraham, M
dc.contributor.authorEwin, Timothy
dc.contributor.editorBrewer, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T14:04:28Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T14:04:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-27
dc.date.submitted2020-09-21
dc.identifier.citationGraham, M. R. and Ewin, T. A. M. 2020. Preparing detailed morphological features of fossil brittle stars (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata) for scanning electron microscopy using a combination of mechanical preparation techniques. Geological Curator 11 (3): 231-236.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0144-5294
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622864
dc.description.abstractIn order to facilitate detailed SEM analysis of recently available, undescribed fossil ophiuroid material from the Aptian, Lower Cretaceous, Atherfield Clay Formation of the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, UK a combination of careful mechanical preparation techniques was employed to great effect. Specimens were initially exposed using standard air abrasive techniques, but the final few millimetres of matrix were removed using pins. To get individual arm pieces exceptionally clear of matrix, they were removed from the blocks using a mini pedestalling technique and then further cleaned using an ultrasonic pen. This combination of techniques fully exposed all the elements required for full taxonomic study without causing severe damage to the plate surfaces and greatly improved the overall aesthetic of the specimens. These techniques could be more widely applied in fossil preparation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherGeological Curators Groupen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://www.geocurator.org/en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.geocurator.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&catid=51en_US
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dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectophiuroid; brittle star; mechanical preparation; scanning electron microscope; ultrasonicen_US
dc.titlePreparing detailed morphological features of fossil brittle stars (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata) for scanning electron microscopy using a combination of mechanical preparation techniques.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalGeological Curatoren_US
dc.conference.locationUKen_US
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage231 - 236 (6)en_US
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elements.import.authorGraham, Men_US
elements.import.authorEwin, Ten_US
dc.description.nhmIssues older than two years are freely available from the GCG website (www.geocurator.org) via a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Attribution should follow standard academic format, with the author(s) and year and link to a full reference. The attached file is the published pdf.en_US
dc.subject.nhmscanning electron microscopyen_US
dc.subject.nhmFossilsen_US
dc.subject.nhmIsle of Wighten_US
dc.subject.nhmFossil preparation techniquesen_US
dc.subject.nhmTaxonomyen_US


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