Science by Day – Spy by Night [60 Second Specimens]

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
The playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL8_5VpX9Txpke4mWgBrsHVgNLeunW-XY

Links/sources:
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

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Created by:
Emily Graslie — Brandon Brungard — Sheheryar Ahsan
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This episode is filmed at and supported by The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
http://www.fieldmuseum.org
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