Kermit The Frog Discovered In Costa Rica

Kermit The Frog Discovered In Costa Rica

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Kermit The Frog Discovered In Costa Rica

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A new species of frog was discovered in Costa Rica in 2015. It just so happens that these frogs bear a very strong resemblance to the world’s most famous frog, Kermit the Frog.

According to an article from Live Science, the new species called is Hyalinobatrachium dianae. These frogs are approximately 1-inch in length and are a sub-species of Glass Frogs. Glass Frogs are known for their lime green color and semi-translucent skin that sometimes allows you to see their organs through the skin. There are over a dozen Glass Frog species in Costa Rica alone.

One special attribute of Hyalinobatrachium dianae that sets it apart from other Glass Frogs is the unique noise it makes. Males produce a whistle-like tone to attract females. Scientists liken this noise to something an insect might produce.

Hyalinobatrachium dianae really does look like Kermit the Frog. Between the color, face shape, and bulging eyes, it is striking. Let’s just hope Miss Piggy doesn’t come along, if real-life Kermit is this tiny, he doesn’t stand a chance.

Images From: Audobon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Facebook Page, 34 Strange Facebook Page, Muppets Facebook Page

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