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Rana

 

the aristocratic clan that ruled Nepal from 1846 to 1951 -52. Their ancestors, the Kunvars, took part in the creation of a centralized Nepalese state in the mid-18th century and served as qadis (ministers). During the palace crisis of 1846, as the result of a bloody coup on Sept. 15, General Jang Bahadur Rana was made prime minister and commander in chief.

The autocratic military-feudal regime of the Rana family in Nepal began in the second half of the 19th century. The office of prime minister and other high posts—especially military —became the hereditary privilege of the Ranas, with the king of the Shah dynasty being merely the nominal head of state. The domestic and foreign policies of the Ranas were conservative and held back the country’s development. The Rana regime was overthrown in 1951–52, and the clan ceased to exist as a political force. Some of its members retained high posts in the governmental apparatus, the army, and the diplomatic service.

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In his study, the most abundant amphibian was Rana clamitans (n=459), followed by Kinosternon subrubrum (n=40) for the reptiles, and Ochrotomys nuttalli (n=59) for the mammals.
Positions 1-305 are in cytochrome b; the remainder are in 12S rRNA Species Nucleotide position Haplotype 28 42 45 69 144 219 288 336 451 612 655 Rana clamitans Hap 1 A C T C G C T C T A G Hap 2 * * * * * * * T * * * Hap 3 G * * T A * * * * * * Hap 4 G * * * A * * * * * * Rana pipiens Hap 1 G C A C T A C A T G A Hap 2 * * * * * T * * * * * Hap 3 * * * * * * T * * * * Rana sylvatica Hap 1 G C C C A C T C C G G Hap 2 * * T * * * * * * * * Hap 3 * T * * * * * * * * * Hap 4 * * * * * * * * * A * Hap 5 * * * * * T * * * * * Hap 6 A * * * * * * * T * * Hap 7 * * * * * * * * * * A
unidentified) 110 515 Rana areolata (crawfish frog) 2 10 Rana catesbeiana (bullfrog) 30 15 Rana clamitans (green frog) 2 call Rana sphenocephala (southern leopard frog) 1436 2792 Rana sp.
Helminth infracommunities of the frogs Rana catesbeiana and Rana clamitans from Turkey Marsh, Michigan.
Helminths of the frogs, Rana catesbeiana, Rana clamitans, and Rana palustris, from Coshocton County, Ohio.
Between 24 May and 28 August 2002, amphibian specimens consisting of two species of hylids (Hyla versicolor and Pseudacris crucifer) and four species of ranids (Rana pipiens, Rana catesbeiana, Rana clamitans, and Rana sylvatica) were collected from 42 wetlands in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont.
Rana clamitans melanota Rafinesque, 1820, Northern Green Frog (I, II, III, IV)
The amphibians, in approximate order of decreasing abundance, were: Acris crepitans, Pseudacris crucifer, Bufo americanus, Pseudacris triseriata, Rana catesbeiana, Rana clamitans, Bufo fowlerii.