Ultra-Violet Light as a Useful Tool for Identifying Fossil Mollusks, with Examples from the Gatun Formation, Panama

William D. Pitt, Lois J. Pitt


The color patterns of the 31 species illustrated here represent 30 species known from the Gatun Formation, and one that is new to the formation. These illustrations show the usefulness of ultra-violet light to distinguish morphologically similar forms, fossil and Recent.

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