Shelf Life 04: Skull of the Olinguito

Ninety years after it was first collected, Mammal #66753 was finally recognized as a new species. Researcher Miguel Pinto tells the story of how a Museum specimen helped lead to the discovery of the olinguito, and Curator Nancy Simmons discusses the importance of holotypes.

For more about how new species are discovered in collections—and in the field—head over to the episode.