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Newly discovered frog resembles popular television character

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Newly discovered frog resembles Kermit (CBS) Newly discovered frog resembles Kermit (CBS)
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A scientist in Costa Rica said the discovery of a new species of glass frog is an indication of a healthy eco-system in the southern Talamanca Mountains.

Brian Kubicki said the tiny, semi-translucent glass-frog specimen, which he named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, is very delicate and its presence "is a good indicator of the general health of the eco-system."

CBS News reported that with the frog's uniformly bright lime green skin and big white bug eyes with dark centers, it looks uncannily like Kermit the Frog.

Glass frogs are only found in certain parts of Central and South America and are characterized by skin so translucent that their organs are visible.

Kubicki says that the new species, of which six specimens have been found so far, was clearly different due to its coloring, skin texture and the distinctive sound of its call.

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