Top 10 Ridiculously Tiny Animals
10. Munchkin Cat
The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring geneticmutation. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 with critics voicing concern over potential health and mobility issues.
9. Pygmy Marmoset
The pygmy marmoset is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz) (Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is smaller). It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist.
8. Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat
Kitti’s hog-nosed bat , also known as the bumblebee bat, is a vulnerable species of bat and the only extant member of the family Craseonycteridae. It occurs in western Thailand and southeast Burma, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers.
7.Speckled Padloper Tortoise
The speckled tortoise , known locally as the speckled padloper, and also known internationally as thespeckled cape tortoise, is the world’s smallest tortoise. A member of the genus Homopus, it is endemic to South Africa and SouthernNamibia.
The Octopus Wolfi is by far the smallest known octopus in the world. It was both discovered and officially classified in 1913 (nowadays, classifying a new species is not as simple as just finding one, and can take years). A full octopus wolfi will weigh less than a gram, and measure 1.5 centimeters in length, meaning it can cling on to just one of your fingers comfortably. They are found in the Indo-Pacific ocean.
The Barbados threadsnake (Leptotyphlops carlae) is a species of blind threadsnake. It is the smallest known snake species. This member of the Leptotyphlopidae family is found only on the Caribbean island of Barbados.The snake was first identified as a separate species in 2008 by S. Blair Hedges, a herpetologist from Pennsylvania State University. Hedges named the new species of snake in honor of his wife, Carla Ann Hass, a herpetologist who was part of the discovery team. Specimens already existed in reference collections in the London Natural History Museum and in a museum in California, but they had been incorrectly identified to belong to another species.
Brookesia micra is a species of chameleon from the islet of Nosy Hara in Antsiranana, Madagascar. As of 14 February 2012, it is the smallest known chameleon and among the smallest reptiles, small enough to stand on the head of a match. In length, adult Brookesia micra can grow up to 29 mm.
Hippocampus denise, also known as Denise’s pygmy seahorse or the yellow pygmy seahorse, is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae native to the western Pacific.
Paedophryne amauensis is a species of frog from Papua New Guinea discovered in August 2009 and formally described in January 2012. At 7.7 mm in length, it was considered the world’s smallest known vertebrate, before the discovery of Brookesia micra.
Born in New Hampshire in 2010, Einstein stands at just 20 inches tall (about 5 hands). Amazingly, he apparently does not have any form of dwarfism, and is in fact just a really tiny miniature horse. Initially, because of his size, Einstein had no friends (aw), but now has made friends with a full grown stallion called “Playboy” and a St. Bernard named Hannah, who is over twice his size. The only mystery is why his owners named him Einstein instead of something like “Sore throat”