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Newly discovered frog species looks exactly like Kermit

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:59PM EST
Frog Species Kermit

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I’ve always found it fascinating when researchers discover entirely new species. Not only does it serve as a helpful reminder that there’s still so much more on this earth left to discover, it also introduces us to some ridiculously crazy creatures, such as this cartwheeling spider from Morocco.

The most recent species discovery comes to us from Costa Rica, where researchers uncovered a completely new species of glass frog. While the new frog species can’t do any cartwheels, it’s worth highlighting because it bears an uncanny resemblance to a much more famous frog: Kermit the Frog from The Muppets, to be exact.

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From a science perspective, the newly discovered frog species is notable because its skin is so translucent that their organs can actually be seen from the outside. A research paper on the new species can be viewed over here.

And for the sake of comparison, here’s a shot of Kermit, the old school Kermit that is.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.