New Species of See-Through Frog Found, Looks Like Kermit
The Muppets lookalike is the first glass frog discovered in Costa Rica since 1973.
Calling all Muppets fans: A new species of see-through glass frog found in Costa Rica looks just like Kermit.
The lime-green amphibian, which took the Internet by storm this week, has bulging white eyes with perfect black pupils, much like Jim Henson's musical puppet. (Also see "See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru.")
But this frog can't carry a tune. In fact, it has a long whistle like that of an insect, which, according to a new study, may be why scientists didn't notice it for so long—Costa Rica's last glass frog discovery occurred in 1973.
Dubbed Diane's Bare-hearted glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae), the inch-long (2.5 centimeter) amphibian is described February 19 in the journal Zootaxa.