Every specimen has a story: these reptiles were donated to the Field Museum by Edward Harrison Taylor, a scientist studying reptiles and amphibians — who was moonlighting as a spy for the United States government.
More 60 Second Specimen stories:
Murder by Birder: https://youtu.be/F-ohbDZaYVg
Obituary: Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889 – 1978: http://bit.ly/2JdOBag
Taxonomy: The spy who loved frogs: https://go.nature.com/2zvHlag
Edward Harrison Taylor: Recollections of an Herpetologist: http://bit.ly/2KQT9Ju
Emily Graslie — Brandon Brungard — Sheheryar Ahsan
This episode is filmed at and supported by The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.