OH MY GONZO.
Kermit has a very real, translucent doppelganger!
This muppet-colored amphibian with similar bulging white, black pupiled eyes and lanky limbs of Jim Henson's famous puppet, is a new species of glass frog: Hyalinobatrachium dianae. But even Miss Piggy herself is probably confusing the two.
Scientist Brian Kubicki, founder of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, and his team, discovered the frog in February in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica.
Instead of naming this look-alike after our beloved Kermit, however, this species' scientific name means "Diane's bare-hearted glass frog," after Brian's mother. Sorry, Kermie.
The underbelly of the one-inch long amphibian (only 2.5 centimeters big!) is see-through. You can peer right on in to its insides! I'm talking organs, people. From its stomach to its tiny, beating heart.
But even though it wears its heart on its belly, the bare-hearted glass frog is far from pleasant. According to Andrew Crawford, a batrachologist at the University of Los Andes in Colombia, this new species is quite territorial, fighting any males who trespass their territory.
The team found six specimens so far, but we can be rest assure
And to quote the green muppet to top it all off: "always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament."
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