10 SMALLEST Animals In The World

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1. Worlds Smallest Dog: 12.4 cm (4.9-inch) tall\r
At 1.4 pounds and 4.9 inches tall, Ducky, a yappy short-coat Chihuahua from Charlton (Massachusetts, USA), holds the Guinness World Record for the worlds smallest living dog (by height). Ducky succeeds Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall. The smallest dog ever, according to Guinness, was a dwarf Yorkshire terrier who stood 2.8 inches tall.\r
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2. Worlds Smallest Snake: 10.1 cm (4-inch) long\r
Leptotyphlops carlae is the worlds smallest species of snake, with adults averaging just under four inches in length. Found on \r
the Caribbean island of Barbados, the species –which is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to rest comfortably on \r
a U.S. quarter– was discovered by Blair Hedges. \r
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3. Worlds Smallest Fish: 7.9 mm (0.3-inch) long\r
On January 2006, the worlds smallest fish was discovered on the Indonesian island of Sumatra: a member of the carp family of \r
fish, the Paedocypris progenetica. It is the worlds smallest vertebrate or backboned animal; only 7.9 mm (0.3 inches) long. \r
The title, however, is contested by 6.2 mm (0.2 in) long male anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps (not technically a fish but a \r
ual parasite) and the 7 mm (0.27 in) long male stout infantfish Schindleria brevipinguis. \r
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4. Worlds Smallest Horse: 43 cm (17in) tall and 26 kg (57 lb) weighs\r
Thumbelina (born May 1, 2001) is a dwarf miniature horse and the worlds smallest horse. She stands 43 centimetres (17 in) \r
tall and weighs 26 kilograms (57 lb),and officially received the title of worlds smallest from Guinness World Records.\r
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5. Worlds Smallest Cat: 15.5 cm (6.1-inch) high and 49 cm (19.2-inch) long Meet Mr. Peebles. He lives in central Illinois, is two years old, weighs about three pounds and is the worlds smallest cat! The cats small stature was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records on 2004. \r
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6. Worlds Smallest Hamster: 2.5 cm (0.9-inch) tall\r
Only slightly bigger than a 50p piece, PeeWee is the smallest hamster in the world. Weighing less than an ounce, the golden \r
hamster stopped growing when he was three weeks old – his five brothers and sisters went on to measure between 4in and 5in. \r
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7. Worlds Smallest Chameleon: 1.2 cm (0.5-inch) long\r
The Brookesia Minima is the worlds smallest species of chameleon. This one is just half an inch. Found on the rainforest floor of Nosy Be Island off the north-west coast of Madagascar, females tend to be larger than males. \r
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8. Worlds Smallest Lizard: 16 mm (0.6-inch) long \r
So small it can curl up on a dime or stretch out on a quarter, a typical adult of the species, whose scientific name is \r
Sphaerodylus ariasae is only about 16 millimeters long, or about three quarters of an inch, from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail. It shares the title of smallest with another lizard species named Sphaerodylus parthenopion, discovered in 1965 in the British Virgin Islands. \r
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9. Worlds Smallest Cattle: 81 cm (31-inch) height\r
The worlds smallest cattle is a rare breed of an Indian zebu called the Vechur cow. The average height of this breed of cattle is 31 to 35 inches (81 to 91 cm). The photo above shows a 16 year old Vechur cattle as compared to a 6 year old HF cross-breed cow. \r
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10. Worlds Smallest Seahorse: 16 mm (0.6-inch) long\r
The creature, known as Hippocampus denise, is typically just 16 millimetres long – smaller than most fingernails. Some were \r
found to be just 13 mm long. H. denise lives in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, between 13 and 90 metres \r
beneath the surface.\r
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