(WILDLIFE PHOTOS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Check out some of the smallest individuals and species in the phylum chordata. Of course, the smallest animals are single-celled ones, but they’re not quite as cute as these. Listed here are some of the smallest animals of their kind, including a horse, hamster, deer, dog, chameleon, and frog. Each is cuter than the last!

Smallest Horse

Photo Credit: Goose Creek Farms

Name: Thumbelina

Species/Breed: Thought to be a dwarf-version of a miniature horse.

Height: 17 inches

Weight: 60 pounds

Smallest Hamster

Photo Credit: 1stfun.net

Name: PeeWee

Species/Breed: Golden Hamster

Height: 2.5 cm

Weight: <1 ounce

Smallest Deer

Photo Credit: Cuteoverload.com

Species/Breed: Northern Pudú

Height: 32-35 cm

Weight: 6.4-13.4 kilograms

Smallest dog

Name: Beyoncé

Species/Breed: Dachshund mix

Height: 6 inches

Weight: 124g (expected to weigh 1kg when fully grown)

Smallest Chameleon

Photo Credit: PLoS One

Species/Breed: Brookesia micra

Length: 16 millimeters

Possibly the Smallest Vertebrate

Photo Credit: Rittmeyer et al

Species/Breed: Paedophryne amauensis

Length: 7mm

Smallest Primate

Photo Credit: Itthing.com

Species/Breed: Pygmy marmoset

Weight: 4.2 ounces

Length: 5.5-6.3 inches

— Kristin Hugo, exclusive to Global Animal

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