Scientists Have Discovered Real-Life Kermit The Frog Living In Costa Rica

Kermit the Frog’s nearly identical twin has been discovered deep in the jungles of Costa Rica. New species are discovered every day, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Scientists have been working in the Talamanca Mountains for over a century, but it wasn’t until this year that a tiny, semi-translucent frog resembling a real-life Kermit the Frog hopped under their radar.


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The new species known as Hyalinobatrachium dianae made its first appearance to the world in the February issue of the taxonomy journal Zootaxa. Glass frogs are characterized by a lack of skin pigmentation. There are 149 known glass frog species, 14 of which have been found in Costa Rica.