This Frog Looks Exactly Like Kermit the Frog

by John Boone 1:14 PM PDT, April 21, 2015
Photo: BBC

A new species of frog was discovered in the mountains of Costa Rica, which scientists have named Hyalinobatrachium dianae. New frog! Cool! But that’s not the important part of this story.

The publication Zootaxa says, “The new species can be distinguished from other species of the genus Hyalinobatrachium by the combination of the following characteristics: (1) snout truncate; (2) granular dorsal skin; (3) parietal and cardial peritonea transparent; (4) hand webbing formula (5) a uniform lime green dorsal surface; (6) iris coloration silvery-white with fine dark spots or reticulation; (7) advertisement call consisting of a single tonal long metallic whistlelike note.”

Which is a longwinded way of saying, Yo! This frog looks just like Kermit!

Photo: Walt Disney Studios

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See? This should be called the Hyalinobatrachium kermititus.

Photo: BBC

Or something. Twinning!

Now can we please get a photo of this frog with Priscilla the pig, a.k.a. the real-life Miss Piggy? If we get that photo, our lives would officially be complete.

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Fun fact: The Hyalinobatrachium dianae is a type of “glass frog,” which means its stomach is translucent and organs are visible from the outside. Thankfully, this is where it differs from Kermit.

Photo: BBC

Because that would be traumatizing. You’d see the hand inside him!

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