Ranidae


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Related to Ranidae: Rana sylvatica, Bufonidae, Rhacophoridae

Ranidae

[′ran·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of frogs in the suborder Diplasiocoela including the large, widespread genus Rana.

Ranidae

 

a family of tailless amphibians, distributed everywhere except South America, southern Australia, and New Zealand. There are six subfamilies: Arthroleptinae, Astylosterninae, Phrynopsinae, Raninae, Petropedetinae, and Cornuferinae. The subfamily Raninae comprises seven genera, the most common being Rana, which has approximately 200 species.

The Rana are characterized by a notch on the free back portion of the tongue and by well-developed swimming membranes on the hind legs. The largest species are the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) and the Goliath frog (R. goliath). In the USSR there are 11 species of the genus Rana, including R. ridibunda, R. esculenta, R. nigromaculata, R. temporaria, R. terrestris, R. macrocnemis, R. camerani, and R. chensinensis. Among the above-mentioned species are both land and water inhabitants. Aquatic species predominantly are green, while terrestrial species are primarily grey-brown or brown in color. Large species have tasty meat and are used as food in many countries.

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Phylogeography of the rice frog, Fejervarya multistriata (Anura: Ranidae), from China based on mtDNA D-loop sequences.
Thereafter, both types were inherited by semiaquatic Ranidae, including Rana catesbeiana, and came to contribute to water absorption across the thigh skin.
New species of Raillietnema (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) and other helminths in Rana vibicaria (Ranidae) from Costa Rica.
Zeinsteger, "Blood and urine physiological values in captive bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana (Anura: Ranidae),' Analecta Veterinaria, vol.
Six species of true frogs (family Ranidae) were known to occur in Vigo County (seven now as L.
In the meantime I have been belatedly researching the genus Ranidae, of which there are 400 species worldwide, in my quest to be a better frog keeper.
Smilisca phaeota Leptodactylidae Leptodactylus ventrimaculatus Microhylidae Ranidae Nelsonophryne aterrima Lithobates vaillanti Pristimantis achatinus Strabomantidae Pristimantis labiosus Caudata Pristimantis latidiscus Pristimantis parvillus Plethodontidae Bolitoglossa biseriata Bolitoglossa medemi Oedipina parvipes Gymnophiona Caeciliidae Caecilia guntheri TOTAL 12 27 Orden Ind.
Direct effect of four common agricultural pesticides viz., chlorpyrifos, dimethoate, glyphosate and propanil, on the survival, growth and development of malformations in common hourglass tree frog, Polypedates cruciger (Anura: Ranidae) was studied under laboratory conditions in acute and chronic exposure.