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Scientists Discover Real-Life Kermit The Frog In Costa Rica
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Scientists Discover Real-Life Kermit The Frog In Costa Rica

Kermit the Frog’s distant live-action cousin has just been discovered in the jungles of Costa Rica. The new species, Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae), is most remarkable for its translucent underbelly (hence the name “glassfrog”) and its bulging white eyes, which look just like Kermit’s!

The frog evaded discovery as long as it did because of its remote location in the tropical Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica and because its mating call sounds just like an insect’s call – the scientists who discovered the frog described its call as “a single tonal long metallic whistle-like note.”

Brian Kubicki, Stanley Salazar and Robert Puschendorf discovered the frog living between 400m and 800m up in the mountains. Kubicki, the senior scientists, named it after his mother, Janet Diane Kubicki.

More info: cramphibian.com | Facebook (h/t: mashableticotimes)

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guess
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, kermie, we've found you at last!!! Really cool, actually ^u^

AlliTripp
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fascinating. We really must save and protect the jungles.

Prince Rich
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's absolutely beautiful here. The gov't does as much as they can to protect the wildlife here. For example many of the areas are NOT available for building or commercial development and also hunting is 100% illegal here in Costa Rica. The natives really do respect the wildlife as do we. We treat it as if this is there home as much as ours...spiders and scorpions alike haha.

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RonaldPerez
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No discovery at all that Frog is as common as shit here fuck off fake scientists!

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guess
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, kermie, we've found you at last!!! Really cool, actually ^u^

AlliTripp
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fascinating. We really must save and protect the jungles.

Prince Rich
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's absolutely beautiful here. The gov't does as much as they can to protect the wildlife here. For example many of the areas are NOT available for building or commercial development and also hunting is 100% illegal here in Costa Rica. The natives really do respect the wildlife as do we. We treat it as if this is there home as much as ours...spiders and scorpions alike haha.

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RonaldPerez
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No discovery at all that Frog is as common as shit here fuck off fake scientists!

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