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:
The playlist:

Obituary: Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889 – 1978:
Taxonomy: The spy who loved frogs:
Edward Harrison Taylor: Recollections of an Herpetologist:

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

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