It’s not easy being green … or looking like a Muppet. But biologists have uncovered a new species of frog in Costa Rica that bears more than a passing resemblance to Kermit.
According to Mashable, the new species, Hyalinobatrachium dianae (translation: Diane’s bare-hearted glassfrog), is similar not only to sock puppets but to the glass frog, which accounts for its translucent underside:
But it’s the eyes that have it when it comes to comparisons with the talking television amphibian:
As to the discovery, Opposing Views adds:
Interestingly, scientists initially missed the frog when searching the area in which it was discovered. According to Brian Kubicki, the scientist who named the frog after his mother [Diane], the reason for not discovering it sooner was because of its call. The “advertisement call,” as it was described, is more like that of an insect than a frog and sounds like “a single tonal long metallic whistlelike note.”