Scientists on the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica have recently come across a previously undiscovered species of frog. Named Diane's bare-hearted glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae), after senior researcher Brian Kubicki's mother Diane, the frog is the first new glass frog found in Costa Rica since 1973.
While news of a new species is always exciting, there's a particular reason this little guy is causing quite a stir online. You see, he's reminding a lot of people of the childhood icon Kermit the Frog from "The Muppets."
The resemblance is uncanny.
The frog had been previously missed by other scientists in the area, which Kubicki says is likely due to the fact that this frog's call is "a single tonal long metallic whistle-like note" that sounds more like an insect than a frog.
Along with its Kermit-like face, the frog also features a translucent belly through which its internal organs can be seen. This is typical of all glass frogs and is where they get their name from.
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When asked about the nature of its relationship with fashionable pigs, the frog declined to comment.