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10 of the World’s Tiniest Mammals (Slideshow)

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8. Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur (Microcebus berthae)

Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is the tiniest primate in the entire world. Like all lemurs, they live in Madagascar; these mouse lemurs live in only one region, Kirindy Mitea National Park. They are a mere 3.6 inches (92 millimeters) long, with an average weight of 1.1 ounce (30 grams). The species is named after Madagascar’s famous conservationist Madame Berthe Rakotosamimanana.

Note: The photo above is of a Pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus), a closely related species.
Photo Credit: User:Bikeadventure [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Molly Allison

Molly is a nature and travel enthusiast who is passionate about endangered languages, natural history, and women's and LGBT issues. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with her three cats.


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10:19AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

cute. Thanks for sharing.

8:57AM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

They are all so cute!

1:38PM PDT on May 28, 2014

Thank you for sharing! I had never seen any of them. They are so cute and look so fragile at the same time.

9:08AM PDT on May 28, 2014

New stuff I never put together in ma po lil brain before! You never stop learning!

6:49PM PDT on May 27, 2014


1:03AM PDT on May 25, 2014

Thanks for the pics and info on these ingenious little guys!

2:03PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Thank you!

8:01AM PDT on May 29, 2013

so cute,thank you for sharing

1:14PM PDT on May 13, 2013

śliczne zwierzątka, małe jest piękne

9:23AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

thanks, sharing!

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