genus Rana


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Noun1.genus Rana - type genus of the Ranidaegenus Rana - type genus of the Ranidae    
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Ranidae, Ranidae - a family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs
Rana sylvatica, wood frog, wood-frog - wide-ranging light-brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce
leopard frog, Rana pipiens, spring frog - common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots
bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana - largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
green frog, Rana clamitans, spring frog - similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada
cascades frog, Rana cascadae - mountain frog found near water; of United States Northwest to California
goliath frog, Rana goliath - largest living frog; up to a foot and weighing up to 10 lbs; Africa
pickerel frog, Rana palustris - a meadow frog of eastern North America
Rana tarahumarae, tarahumara frog - Mexican frog found within a jump or two of water
grass frog, Rana temporaria - a common semiterrestrial European frog
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Species vulnerable to "the beast" belong to the genus Rana, which includes leopard frogs, green frogs, and bullfrogs, says ecologist John C.
Perhaps, the researchers speculated, the asymmetric turning of this North American tadpole of the genus Rana relates to the water outlet, or spiracle, on the left side of its body.