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New Frog Species … Looks Like Kermit!

April 21st, 2015

Kermit look-a-like. Photo credit: Muppet Central/Costa Rican Amphibian Center/Twitter

Kermit, is that you? A new species of frog has been discovered … and it looks just like Kermit!

The new frog, whose official name is  Hyalinobatrachium dianae (we will not be pronouncing that one for you!) was discovered in Costa Rica.

In addition to it looking just like the lovable muppet, it has other cool features too. Its underneath is clear like glass (which is why it’s officially a kind of glassfrog) so you can see its organs and heartbeat.

Jim Henson created Kermit the Frog 60 years ago (in 1955) which makes this recent discovery even more amazing.

When you have a person out there who looks like your double (but isn’t your twin), that person can be referred to as your doppelgänger (pronounced: dopp-ul-gan-ger).

(the ad comes from the  USA Today  video , sorry)

It was announced earlier this week by the  Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center .

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