Top 10 Smallest Rare Mammals

Top 10 Smallest Rare Mammals

The mammals are derived from the class mammilia. They are different from other creatures such as reptiles, birds, and the insects. These are the warm blooded animals. They give birth to babies and feed their own milk to the babies. They have hair on their body. The majority of the mammals are four legged and live on lands. There are few types of mammals that are two legged, survive only in water, in the air and on the trees. The females have mammary glands. The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory systems. The mammals have a four chambered heart. According to the search and record, there are 5,702 species of the mammals. Mammals are of uncountable different habits. Here are some of the smallest mammals of the world.

1. Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat or aka the Bumblebee Bat is one of the smallest mammals of the globe. Its average weight is 2 g or 0.071 oz. Unlike other kinds of bats they reproduce very slowly. They live in large groups on cave walls and ceilings’, where prefer their own space and tend to spread out when resting. They are not found all around the world. As well as where it is found, it is found in the limestone caves along the rivers in the western Thailand and southeast Burma.

Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

2. Pygmy Possum

This kind of mammals is more likely to be related to a chinchills than a kangaroo. The pygmy possum or cercartetus nanus belong to the marsupial family which includes wombats. Not only this, it also belongs to Tasmanian devils and koalas etc. As well as its length and weight is, its length is between 2 and 4 inches. Its weight is up to 10 to 45 grams vary on their sizes. It uses its tails to hang upside down from the trees. During the winter season the possum roll into a tight ball, cover its eyes with its ears and enters torpor or temporary   nibemtion. During this period of time their temperature and metabolisms reduce so that it is does not need to eat. It receives its diet from the fats store in its tail. It is easily found in Australia, Papas New Quinea and Indonesia.

Pygmy Possum

3. Vechur cow

A cow is an endanger animal. It has many kinds and categories. It is also called a domestic animal. Indian zebu called the Vechur cow. The vechur cow is the smallest cow of the world. The male vechur cow reaches roughly around 3.5 feet. The weight of venchur male is 440 pounds. It produces height fat milk and is highly yielded. It is also known as the backyard cow. The people of Kerala give vuchur cow to his daughter as wedding gift.

Vechur cow

4. Etruscan shrew

Etruscan shrew is one of the smallest mammals on the earth. It is the smallest mammals by mass in entire world. It length is roughly about 4 centimeters included its tail. Its weight is about 2 grams. The Etruscan shrew is also known as the Etruscan pygmy shrew. Not only this, it is also called the white-toothed pygmy shrew. As well as its diet is, its diet is twice as compare to its weight. It feeds on vertebrate and invertebrates as well especially insects. It hunts the animals and insects of its own size. They are rare and are found in some of the courtiers such as Europe and North Africa up to Malaysia etc.

Etruscan shrew

5. Jerboa

The word Jerboa has been taken from the Arabic word Jarbu. It is a desert rodent which hops. It looks like a kangaroo and has long hind legs. Its tail is longer than its body and head. It has a cluster of hair at the end of the tail. The fur of jerboa is fine and of sand color usually. In many cases the color of the jerboa matches to the environment in which it lives. It is found all around Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They are usually found in hot deserts all around the world.

Jerboa

6. Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink in color fairy armadillo is one of smallest creatures among the armadillo species. It is small in size as 3.5 to 4.5 inches means 90 to 115 millimeter long. They have a big front claws. They used them to dig through sandy freely. They spend most of the time in the underground area. Whenever there is danger they used to bury themselves in seconds in the sand or soil if frightened. They live in central Argentina.

Pink Fairy Armadillo

7. Least Weasel

Least Weasel is not only the one of smallest mammals in the world but also is the smallest carnivore too. It is also small in size that varies less than 5 inches means 131 millimeters long including the tail. As well as weight is, it is as little as 1.04 ounces means 29.5 grams and as much as 8.8 ounces means 250 grams not more than that. They are usually found all around the Eurasia, North America and North Africa.

Least Weasel

8. Long-Tailed Planigale

It is might possible that you have never heard the word planigales before. It is the smallest of all marsupial species. It size is of 2.3 inches means 59 millimeters, the tail is not included in the size. Its weight is 0.15 ounces means 4.3 grams. It is more noticeable due to its head shape. The head is long and wide but not very deep. The head allows the animals to squeeze through the smallest cracks in the soil. It lives in the plains, clay woodlands and flooded grassland. It is usually found in the Northern Australia.

Long-Tailed Planigale

9. Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur

The lemur was named after the conversationalist Madame Berthe Rakotosamimanana of Madagascar. Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur is the smallest mouse in the world of its own category’s well as its size is, its length is 92 millimeters means 3.6 inches. The seasonal weight is roughly around 30 grams or 1.1 oz. The Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is an omnivore mammal and feeds on flowers and fruits, different kind of tree shrub, insects and small vertebrates like small geckos etc. It is found in the Kirindy Mitera National Park in the western Madagascar.

Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur

10. American shrew moles

The American shrew moles are also called Neurotrichus gibbsii. It is also known as with the name of Gibbi’s shrew mole and least shrew mole. It is the smallest mole through out of the world. It is not related to other Asian shrew mole. The mole is feed on insects, leaf, earthworms, snug and snails. It also eats some vegetarians but earthworms are one of the favorite and fore most diet. It is found in forest, damp or bushy areas with deep, loose soils in the northwestern United Sates and southwestern British Columbia.

American shrew moles

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