A new species of frog was discovered in Costa Rica only recently, but it will look familiar to anyone who’s ever seen “The Muppet Show.”
The new species bears a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog, thanks to its large, bulbous eyes and pale green skin. The discovery was made by Brian Kubicki of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center and fellow scientists Stanley Salazar and Robert Puschendorf.
The new species is a type of glassfrog, so named because the skin on its belly is translucent and its internal organs are visible. It lives in the tropical forests near the Caribbean Sea in Costa Rica. Its scientific name is Hyalinobatrachium dianae.
No word as of yet on whether H. dianae finds it easy being green.