Definition of Genus rana
1. Noun. Type genus of the Ranidae.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Family Ranidae, Ranidae
Member holonyms: Rana Sylvatica, Wood Frog, Wood-frog, Leopard Frog, Rana Pipiens, Spring Frog, Bullfrog, Rana Catesbeiana, Green Frog, Rana Clamitans, Spring Frog, Cascades Frog, Rana Cascadae, Goliath Frog, Rana Goliath, Pickerel Frog, Rana Palustris, Rana Tarahumarae, Tarahumara Frog, Grass Frog, Rana Temporaria
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Literary usage of Genus rana
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1. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"The species of the genus Rana, adverted to in the title of this paper, are the Rana taurina, or bull frog, and the Bufo fuscus, or brown toad. ..."
2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1828)
"Observations on the Structure of the Heart of Animals of the genus Rana. ... and generally believed, that the animals belonging to the genus Rana, ..."
3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1828)
"... that the animals belonging to the genus Rana, and indeed all the animals included in the natural order ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"This is the group of tnie frogs, regarded as a family by most authors previous to 1901, and typified by the genus Rana, which contains about 140 species. ..."
5. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"The Linnaean genus Rana, includes the modern genera, Rana, Hyla, Bufo, and Pipa. All the modern genera possess the following characters in common: four legs ..."
6. North American Anura: Life-histories of the Anura of Ithaca, New York by Albert Hazen Wright (1914)
"When males of the genus Rana are brought into captivity before the normal breeding season for their species they sometimes feebly grasp a female in a lumbar ..."