Hyalinobatrachium dianae
Hyalinobatrachium dianae

Costa Rica scientist, Brian Kubicki, discovered a new species of glass frog and an indication of a healthy eco-system in the country’s southern Talamanca mountains.

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.”

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

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

They say we all have a twin out there somewhere and that may apply even to the Muppets.

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