World – Real-life Kermit lookalike found

SAN JOSE –– Hi-ho, Kermit The Frog has some competition.

A newly discovered species of glassfrog looks an awful lot like the famous Muppet.

Bulging white eyes, Kelly green skin, the works.

The newly discovered H. dianae bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular Muppet Kermit (left).
The newly discovered H. dianae bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular Muppet Kermit (left).

But the name’s not nearly so catchy as its famous counterpart: Hyalinobatrachium dianae, or Diane’s bare-hearted glassfrog. If you have to, you can call it H. dianae for short.

Scientists found the species on the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica.

This is big news in the scientific community. The last time a new glassfrog was found in Costa Rica was back in 1973, according to the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre.

“Costa Rica is known to have 14 glassfrogs inhabiting its tiny national territory!” the centre’s Facebook page said.

It’s called a glassfrog because of its translucent belly. You can see its internal organs from underneath.

Source: (CNN)

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