What is the smallest mammal?



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    By length the smallest animal is Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat (the bumblebee bat) which is found in Thailand and Myanmar. It is 30-40 mm in length and 1.5-2 g in weight. By mass the smallest mammal is the Etruscan Shrew, although it is larger than the bumblebee bat is the size of its skull. The now extinct Batodonoides vanhouteni only weighed 1.3 g and is probably the smallest mammal to ever live.

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    The smallest mammal is the Kittiā€™s hog nosed bat (also known as the bumble bee bat). This species of bat only weighs about two grams, which is about the weight of a single dime. These bats usualy only reach a length of slightly more than one inch. This makes this mammal smaller than some insects even. They are only found in a remote area in Thailand.

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    The smallest mammal is the Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat. It is 30-40mm long (around 1-1.5in) and weighs only 2g. The next smallest mammal is perhaps the American pygmy shrew. This tiny rodent is 1.5-2in long and weighs .07oz (about 2g). Their small size is matched by their short lifespan: 11-13 months. With so little time on this earth, they try to make the most of it and only sleep for a few minutes at a time. 


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