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11 of the smallest mammals in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on Nov. 17, 2010, 10:18 a.m.
Mouse Lemurs

Photo: A.J. Haverkamp/Flickr

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Mouse lemurs

These adorable creatures are the world's smallest primates, measuring in at around 27 centimeters in length including their tails.

The smallest species is the Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, which measures at just about 10 centimeters and weighs only about 30 grams, meaning it could easily fit into the palm of a hand. (Check out these pictures and videos of lurking mouse lemurs!).