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Frog discovered in Costa Rica resembles Kermit

04/21/2015 10:45 EDT | Updated 07/13/2015 01:59 EDT
A Minnesota scientist in Costa Rica has discovered a new species of glass frog that resembles The Muppets character Kermit the frog.

According to the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, Dr. Brian Kubicki, who photographed the frog, is excited to share the news about a "species of glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, from the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica."

Glass frogs are found in parts of South and Central America. Their skin is so translucent that you can see their organs.

Kubicki said the new species is clearly different due to its colouring and the distinctive sound of its call.

Including this new discovery, Costa Rica has 14 types of glass frogs.

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