20 February 2015

A new video series from The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History offers incomparable resources for anyone seriously interested in the natural world.  They are now producing a series of videos designed to highlight their mission and their astonishing array of source material.

I've embedded above the fourth video in the series - "Skull of the Olinguito" - which explains how new species can be discovered in archived specimens:
Considering the number of specimens collected during the trip, it’s little wonder that the olinguito—Mammal #66573, a raccoon relative originally identified as a kinkajou—spent nearly 90 years on the Museum’s shelves before being described as the new species Bassaricyon neblina in 2013.
The third video in the series was Six Ways to Prepare a Coelacanth.  The previous two, and subsequent ones to be released on a monthly basis, are available here.  These are concise, interesting, high-production-quality videos tailored for anyone with an interest in the natural world.


  1. Another set of videos you might like is "The Brain Scoop" now from the Field Museum in Chicago
    The young woman who hosts is a Hoot!

  2. Oop, I forgot to mention, Brain Scoop also has a video on the Olinguito.

  3. Ok, last comment from me. Here's the Brain Scoop episode on the Olinguito.


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