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‘Kermit’ look-a-like discovered in Costa Rica

A species of glassfrog in Costa Rica.
A species of glassfrog in Costa Rica. Image by llisa / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photos of a newly discovered species of frog on the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica have gone viral due to its likeness to Jim Henson’s popular Muppet Kermit the Frog. The new species of glassfrog was named Hyalinobatrachium dianae for the mother of Brian Kubicki, the study’s senior author and founder of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center. Just like his doppelganger, the 14th glassfrog known to inhabit the Central American nation has a translucent lime green body and bulbous white irises. Read more: time.com