Back to the Past

Drawings by Enrico Bonino


Recently (late 2008) I participated in the creation of a museum devoted entirely to trilobites, the Back to the Past Museum in Cancun, Mexico. Many dioramas and thematic posters shown at this museum represent the ancient marine environments where these arthropods, and their relatives, lived.

In the illustrations I've selected for the PaleoNet exhibit I included some of the dioramas that I’ve created of internationally known fossil lagerstätten. These reconstructions focus mainly  on Paleozoic marine environments, though some “temporal jumps” are also present to more modern (Eocene) ecological habitats.



"Bolca Formation"
 <Bolca Fm. image>


"Beecher Trilobite Bed"

<Beecher Trilobite Bed image>

"Chengjiang Formation"
<Chenjiang Formation image>

"Cincinnatian Formation"

<Cincinnatian Formation image>

"Cryptolithus"
<Cryptolithus image>

"Fillmore Formation"

 <Fiilmore Formation image>
 

"Ktaoua Formation"


 <Ktaoua Formation image>

"Lake Valley Formation"

 Lake Valley Formation image

"Pioche Formation"


 <Pioche Formation image>
Triarthrus image

"Triarthrus"

<Weeks Formation image?>

"Weeks Formation"

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