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The Ralph Eshelman Paleontology Research Library

In addition to the specimen-based collections, the museum houses the Ralph Eshelman Paleontology Research Library. This library includes over 10,000 catalogued works dedicated to facilitating the research activities that are undertaken here at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Sea Cow and Mermaid BookcoverSea Cows and Mermaids

Learn about of sea cows and their relationship to mermaids in history.
Click here to download a web version of Sirenians & Sirens: Sea Cows and Mermaids (4.26 MB pdf). Full color printed copies are available in the Museum Store.


Early monographs from E. D. Cope describing many of the fossil species we find along Calvert Cliffs. Click on the links below to open.

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E. D. Cope Paper, December 1867

E. D. Cope Paper, July 1868

E. D. Cope Paper, March 1869

Paleontology Quick Links


Fossil Identification Guide Fossil Identification Guide 

Where to Find Fossils Where to Find Fossils 

Fossil Field Experience Fossil Field Experience 

The Ecphora
The Ecphora 

Fossil Club Fossil Club 

Articles, Books, and Library Paleo Article and Books 

Gallery Guide Gallery Guide 

Paleontology Collection Paleontology Collection