The hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat, is the smallest mammal known to man, weighing in at a miniscule 2 grams or less. This tiny, winged mammal carries its light weight in a very small body that tends to no... More »

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By size, the world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai), a species native to Thailand. This species of bat is roughly the size of a bumblebee, with a body and head size of around 1 inch an... More »

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There are two contenders for the world's smallest mammal, depending on whether one is going by length or weight. The world's lightest mammal is the Etruscan shrew, while the shortest is Kitti's hog-nosed bat. More »

There is no official collective noun for the platypus animal because this mammal is typically a solitary creature, although a group of platypuses could be referred to as a "paddle." Collective nouns are usually created f... More »

An armadillo is not a reptile; it is a mammal. Like all mammals, It is warm-blooded and is often confused for a reptile because of its scaly armored skin. More »

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A platypus is a mammal. However, it's an unusual mammal in that it lays eggs. This makes it a monotreme as well as a mammal. It's also an aquatic creature that has a bill that resembles a duck's. The males have spurs on ... More »

A badger is a black, white and yellowish mammal with a large, thick body, a short tail and short legs. Badgers typically weigh between 13 and 30 pounds and are well-known for their thick, muscular body frames. More »