Frog discovered in Costa Rica resembles Kermit

Researcher Brian Kubicki discovered a species of glass frog in Costa Rica that bears a striking resemblance to Muppets character Kermit, but the newly identified species' official name is Hyalinobatrachium dianae.

Newly discovered glass frog looks just like Kermit, has translucent, lime-coloured skin

A Minnesota scientist in Costa Rica has discovered a new species of glass frog that resembles The Muppets character Kermit the frog.

The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre claims that this is the first time a new species of glass frog has been discovered since 1973. This new discovery bears a striking resemblance to Muppets character Kermit. (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)

According to the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, Dr. Brian Kubicki, who photographed the frog, is excited to share the news about a "species of glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, from the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica."

Glass frogs are found in parts of South and Central America. Their skin is so translucent that you can see their organs.

The new species discovered in Costa Rica is clearly different, due to its colouring and the distinctive sound of its call. (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)

Kubicki said the new species is clearly different due to its colouring and the distinctive sound of its call.

Including this new discovery, Costa Rica has 14 types of glass frogs.


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