Back to the Past
Drawings by Enrico Bonino

In 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.

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Gallery 1

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Gallery 2

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Gallery 3

All images are the property of Enrico Bonino and all forms of reproduction are  forbidden without the written consent of the author. All rights reserved.