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  1. #1

    Default Whats the smallest...

    living mammal known to man?

    Anthony

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    The bumblebee bat, at 2.0 grams? But could you really call that living?

    Wrathwilde

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    This bat is considered one of the twelve most endangered animals on Earth, and may actually be extinct by now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrathwilde
    The bumblebee bat, at 2.0 grams? But could you really call that living?

    Wrathwilde
    Well, as the Outlaw Josey Wales said: "Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy."

    -David

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    Default Re: Whats the smallest...

    The Etruscan pygmy shrew is also considered the smallest living mammal, weighing 2 grams, same as the bumblebee bat.


    http://www.masterliness.com/a/Pygmy....thed.Shrew.htm
    The Etruscan Pygmy Shrew or the White-toothed
    Pygmy Shrew (Suncus etruscus) is the lightest
    known mammal by mass, weighting only 2 grams.
    The lightest known mammal by skull size is the
    Bumblebee Bat.
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    Dan McFeeley

    "Meon an phobail a thogail trid an chultur"
    (The people's spirit is raised through culture)

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    The bumble bee bat, first found in 1973. From the tip of its nose to the end of its body its 1.14" to 1.3" long with a wing span of 6.3".

    Unlike other bats, bumble bee bats don't have tails and are the only flying mamal know to be able to hover in flight.

    The pygmy shrew @ 3.94" is the smallest mammal native to the UK.

    Anthony

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    This is cool -- click here to see an image of the bumble bee bat:

    http://www.wildlifefund.or.th/bumble...t_project.html
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    Dan McFeeley

    "Meon an phobail a thogail trid an chultur"
    (The people's spirit is raised through culture)

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