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New Species of Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae) Discovered in Costa Rica

|   A New Species of Glass Frog, Hyalinobatrachium Dianae, Has Been Found in Slopes of the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. Discovered and Described by Brian Kubicki, Stanly Salzar, and Robert…

A new species of glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, has been found in slopes of the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.

Discovered and described by Brian Kubicki, Stanly Salzar, and Robert Puschendorf, this new species has been named in honor of the senior author's mother, Janet Diane Kubicki. This new species, like other glass frogs, hail from the tropical wet forests and premontane rainforests of the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica, at elevations between 1,200-2,400 feet.

The glass frogs are frogs of the amphibian family Centrolenidae and are only found in certain parts of Central and South America. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. Costa Rica is known to have 14 glass frogs inhabiting its tiny national territory.

With the addition of this newly described species,

These frogs are only found in certain parts of Central and South America and are known for their skin, which is so translucent that you can see their internal organs.

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