According to the University of Washington, the green lizard has the smallest brain. Referred to as Anolis Carolinensis, green anole or Carolina anole, the species has been studied by the scientific community. More » Science Biology Zoology

The smallest animal on earth is the tardigrade. The tardigrade is also known as the moss piglet or water bear. More » Science Biology Zoology

Leaving aside invertebrates, which are often microscopic, the smallest land vertebrate is Paedophryne amauensis. This tiny frog was discovered in the jungles of New Guinea, and adults are only 0.27 inch long. More » Science Biology
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Using the Beagle as an example breed, the domestic dog has a brain with an average weight of 2.54 ounces, or 72 grams. Of course, this brain size differs by breed. Dogs usually have a brain-to-body mass ratio of 1:125. More » Science Biology Zoology

Maybe we should exchange the phrase "cat nap" for "bat nap." Brown bats sleep an average of 20 hours per day, more than any other animal. More » Science Biology Zoology