Newly discovered frog species looks like Kermit

Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have discovered a new species of frog, and it looks very like the beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog.

Hyalinobatrachium dianae, named after head researcher’s mother, Diane, is an inch-long glass frog with bright green skin and a translucent underbelly. The similarity between H. dianae and its fictional counterpart is most prominent in the bulbous white eyes with black pupils.

The team of researchers, including lead author Brian Kubicki, Stanley Salazar, and Robert Puschendorf, published the study in the February 2015 issue of Zootaxa. READ MORE.