Emlong, Douglas R. 1942-1980

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Biographical History

Douglas Ralph Emlong (1942-1980) was an amateur collector of marine mammal fossils. He amassed a large collection of fossils from the vicinity of his home on the Oregon coast and later sold them to the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in 1971. The collection included fifteen new species of marine mammals and two previously unknown families. He continued to collect for NMNH until his death, and for many years his work was supported by the Smithsonian Research Foundation. Emlong was also an amateur artist and lyricist.

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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.): His collection of fossils is housed at the National Museum of Natural History.

Birth Date

1942

Death Date

1980

Topic

Paleontologists

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Personal name

Occupation

Paleontologists