Smallest Animals in the World

Paedophryne amauensis

The Paedophryne amauensis, discovered in Papua New Guinea, holds the  title of the world's smallest vertebrate, measuring just 7.7 millimeters  in length.

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Etruscan Shrew

Weighing around 1.8 grams, the Etruscan shrew is the world's smallest  mammal. Despite its tiny size, it has a high metabolic rate and needs to  eat almost constantly to survive.

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Bee Hummingbird

The Bee Hummingbird, native to Cuba, is the smallest bird in the world.  It measures only 5 centimeters in length and weighs less than 2 grams.

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Fairyfly

The world's tiniest insect is the Fairyfly, a type of parasitic wasp.  Some species of Fairyfly can be as small as 0.139 millimeters in length.

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Pygmy Marmoset

The Pygmy Marmoset, native to South America, is the smallest monkey in  the world. It weighs just over 100 grams and is around 14 to 16  centimeters in length.

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Speckled Padloper Tortoise

The Speckled Padloper Tortoise, found in South Africa, is the smallest  tortoise species. It typically measures between 6 and 10 centimeters in  length.

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Bumblebee Bat

The Bumblebee Bat, also known as Kitti's hog-nosed bat, is the smallest  species of bat and is found in Thailand. It has a wingspan of around 15  centimeters and weighs about 2 grams.

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Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse is one of the world's smallest seahorse species, measuring only about 2.4 centimeters in length.

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Pygmy Rabbit

The Pygmy Rabbit, found in North America, is the smallest rabbit  species. It typically measures around 23 to 29 centimeters in length and  weighs around 375 to 500 grams.

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Pygmy Jerboa

The Pygmy Jerboa, native to Pakistan and Afghanistan, is one of the  world's smallest rodents. It measures about 4.4 centimeters in length  and weighs around 3 to 4 grams.

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Royal Antelope

The Royal Antelope, native to West Africa, is the world's smallest  antelope species. It measures around 25 to 30 centimeters in length and  weighs about 2.5 to 3 kilograms.

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