Enrico Bonino

Enrico Bonino
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BSc Earth Science of University of Genova (Italy)

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Introduction
Finalizing the volume AmberArt - A journey between science and beauty. The volume will be available before the end of 2022.
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September 1995 - January 2001
University of Liège
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Publications (47)
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The Guzhangian Weeks Formation (House Range, Utah, USA) contains a virtually unstudied but diverse assemblage of ‘soft-bodied’ organisms. This fauna includes several enigmatic appendages of arthropods that are described in this contribution. Six appendages (two isolated and four paired appendages) are interpreted as frontal appendages of a probably...
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Trilobites of the family Lichidae are relatively poorly diversified within the Eifelian mixed siliciclastic-carbonate succession of the southern margin of the Dinant Synclinorium (Belgium). Until now, they were only represented by species belonging to the genera Ceratarges and Eifliarges. The recent discovery of a well-preserved specimen within the...
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The Guzhangian Weeks Formation preserves a diverse, yet virtually unstudied, non-trilobite arthropod fauna. Here we describe Tremaglaspis vanroyi sp. nov., the oldest representative of an enigmatic group of extinct arthropods, the Aglaspidida. Tremaglaspis was previously known from the Lower Ordovician and its morphology was regarded as particularl...
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Despite being internal organs, digestive structures are frequently preserved in Cambrian Lagerstätten. However, the reasons for their fossilisation and their biological implications remain to be thoroughly explored. This is particularly true with arthropods--typically the most diverse fossilised organisms in Cambrian ecosystems--where digestive str...
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In this paper are summarized the techniques and the first results obtained using the extreme macrophotography in the domain of the micropaleontology. From millimetric foraminifera just to radiolaria and diatoms, the possibility to acquire detailed images is extremely wide.
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Radiodonts have long been known from Cambrian deposits preserving non-biomineralizing organisms. In Utah, the presence of these panarthropods in the Spence and Wheeler (House Range and Drum Mountains) biotas is now well-documented. Conversely, radiodont occurrences in the Marjum Formation have remained scarce. Despite the large amount of work under...
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Radiodonts have long been known from Cambrian deposits preserving non-biomineralizing organisms. In Utah, the presence of these panarthropods in the Spence and Wheeler (House Range and Drum Mountains) biotas is now well-documented. Conversely, radiodont occurrences in the Marjum Formation have remained scarce. Despite the large amount of work under...
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In recent years the plethora of ‘weird wonders,’ the vernacular for the apparently extinct major body plans documented in many of the Cambrian Lagerstätten, has been dramatically trimmed. This is because various taxa have been either assigned to known phyla or accommodated in larger monophyletic assemblages. Nevertheless, a number of Cambrian taxa...
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Sono trascorsi oramai già quasi undici anni dalla stampa del primo volume in lingua italiana pubblicato dal Museo Back to the Past sui trilobiti. Forti del successo avuto in Italia e anche all’estero, abbiamo deciso di pubblicare l’anno seguente la versione tradotta in lingua inglese (The Back to the Past Museum Guide to TRILOBITES). Questo nuovo t...
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Our understanding of the taxonomic, morphological, and ecological diversities of radiodonts, a clade of stem euarthropods including the iconic Burgess Shale apex predator Anomalocaris canadensis, has been dramatically improved over recent years. This group is now known to include over 25 species from four major families, with members occupying trop...
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Our understanding of the taxonomic, morphological, and ecological diversities of radiodonts, a clade of stem euarthropods including the iconic Burgess Shale apex predator Anomalocaris canadensis, has been dramatically improved over recent years. This group is now known to include over 25 species from four major families, with members occupying trop...
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‘Spiagge Cambriane. Meduse e tappeti algali’. It concerns fossil jellyfish (and cnidarian in general) and their relation with algal mats, as a principal factor of the taphonomy of these soft-bodied organisms. The 232 pages book is rich of inedit illustrations coming from worldwide private and public collections, wonderful dioramas and includes a n...
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The Weeks Formation in Utah is the youngest (c. 499 Ma) and least studied Cambrian Lagerstätte of the western USA. It preserves a diverse, exceptionally preserved fauna that inhabited a relatively deep water environment at the offshore margin of a carbonate platform, resembling the setting of the underlying Wheeler and Marjum formations. However, t...
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Exceptionally-preserved fossil assemblages have proved critical to our understanding of the Cambrian explosion. Thanks to recently discovered Konservat-Lagerstätten, similarly detailed data on Ordovician marine animal communities are increasingly available. By contrast, the late Cambrian fossil record of ‘soft’-bodied metazoans remains particularly...
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Exceptionally-preserved fossil assemblages have proved critical to our understanding of the evolution of early–middle Cambrian animals, providing unparalleled insights into their anatomies and ecologies. Similarly detailed data are increasingly available for Ordovician marine communities, thanks to recent discoveries of remarkable assemblages. By c...
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We describe a weakly biomineralized non-trilobite artiopodan arthropod from the Guzhangian Weeks Formation of Utah. Falcatamacaris bellua gen. et sp. nov. is typified by a thin calcitic cuticle, broad cephalon without eyes or dorsal ecdysial sutures, an elongate trunk with distinctively sickle-shaped pleural spines, and a long tailspine with a bifu...
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The Weeks Formation preserves a diverse, yet largely undescribed, exceptionally preserved fauna of late Guzhangian age (early late Cambrian). Recent investigations have shown that this fauna contains taxa previously regarded as typical of older or younger Konservat-Lagerstätten, which highlighted its transitional nature. Here we present two rare ar...
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The K-radiometric data measured by airborne survey in Belgium were kriged on a part of the Belgian Ardennes. The experimental semivariograms show the anisotropy of these data in accordance with the geological orientation. The comparison of the gridded data and the geological map of the region shows a very good agreement which indicates the control...
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Exploring the Back to the Past Museum viewer is like taking a walk around the world visiting the most well-known trilobites fossil sites at a glance. Start your journey by scrolling down the left bar, taking you from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang biota (China), to the Ordovician trilobites of Bolivia and Russia, the wonderful Moroccan and Oklahoma...
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Cambrian Lagerstätten offer extraordinary insight into the composition and evolution of early metazoan communities. Recent discoveries in the Ordovician question the view of an abrupt transition between the Cambrian and Paleozoic Evolutionary Faunas. This stresses the need for more data on late Cambrian non-biomineralized animals. Here we present s...
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Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) analyses of the digestive structures, cuticle, and matrix in four trilobite specimens from the Middle Cambrian Weeks Formation. Meniscopsia beebei (BPM 1000, BPM 1018, BPM 1020) and Coosella kieri (BPM 1002). Composition is expressed in atomic percentage (%) and the analysed area in square micrometres (µm2). Some eleme...
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Mass spectrometry analyses of the matrix of BPM 1001 (Meniscopsia beebei) from the Middle Cambrian Weeks Formation. Concentrations are expressed in parts per million (ppm). Note the extremely low value for P. (DOC)
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Detailed descriptions of the specimens. (DOC)
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Évènement majeur de l'histoire de la vie, l'explosion cambrienne représente la mise en place des premiers écosystèmes marins complexes. Cette révolution écologique fut vraisemblablement associée à une complexification des réseaux trophiques, mais cette dernière est toutefois difficile à appréhender en l'absence de données fiables sur les régimes al...
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This is the first book published in Italian language. It is composed by two main sections, describing the principal characteristics of these extinct arthropods, taxonomy, ecology, distribution, evolution in time and a second section describing some of the principal fossiliferous site spread over the world. Annexed there is a 50x70cm (19.7 x 27.6in...
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Le promontoire de Portofino, présentant une exposition marquée vers le sud et un climat typiquement méditerranéen est caractérisé par de nombreuses sources d’eau, encore aujourd'hui utilisées comme points de ressourcement par les randonneurs. Plusieurs de ces sources se trouvent à proximité du sommet. L’alimentation de ces émergences hydriques a co...
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This paper, propose some important technical aspects that must be taken into consideration when developing macroscopic imaging techniques. Two specific applications are developed: temporary geological outcrops imaging and marble inspection.

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This project aims at documenting the taxonomic, morphological, and ecological diversities of stem-group arthropods, most prominently radiodonts. Two key questions are at the heart of this project: 1) how did these extinct organisms contribute to the emergence of modern-style, animal-rich marine ecosystems? 2) how do they inform the origin of arthropod body plan?