2015 truly is the year of the frog lookalikes, and the latest amphibian doppelgänger has Jim Henson fans around the world jumping for joy. It is with great pleasure that we present the 'Kermit the Frog' frog.  


A brief pause for the 'Kermit flail'.


The new species of glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae) was discovered earlier this year by Brian Kubicki and his team at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center. "The new species is named in honour of [Brian's] mother, Janet Diane Kubicki," they explain in a Facebook post. "With the addition of this newly described species, Costa Rica is known to have 14 species of glass frogs inhabiting its tiny national territory!"

Of course, the discovery led to a slew of new questions: Does the 'mini-Muppet' share this lush habitat with a particularly vain species of pig? What about bears with a penchant for jazz-hands? We'll just have to wait and see!

How did the glass frog get its name? See for yourself in our Smithsonian Channel documentary, "Crazy Monster Frogs":

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