Hyalinobatrachium dianae – nope, we can’t pronounce it either – may not roll off the tongue with quite the ease of Kermit the Frog, but the new species bears more than a passing resemblance to the much-loved Muppet.
The glass frog was recently discovered by scientist Brian Kubicki in Costa Rica and has skin so translucent its organs are visible. Six specimens have been found so far – arguably seven, if you count this guy…
Found in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains, the new species of frog is described by Kubicki as “a very small, delicate species” relying on a delicately-balanced ecosystem – rather far removed from Kermit who hails from a Louisiana swamp but currently resides in the Hollywood hills.
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